by Heidi L. Everett firstname.lastname@example.org Used to be that several people vied to be mayor of St. Stephen. In 2020, not so. Long-time resident Lisa Marvin won an election in which nobody even put their name on the ballot. Marvin received 48 of the 185 write-in votes that were cast on election day. The second largest number of write-in votes
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Candidates elected to the St. Cloud School Board are all happy they won and upbeat about serving on the board starting in 2021. The winners include two St. Joseph residents – Scott Andreasen and re-elected incumbent Al Dahlgren. Two other incumbents, Shannon Haws and Monica Segura-Schwartz, were selected by voters from a slate of seven candidates.
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org The “new” St. Joseph City Council will have two recently elected members starting next year – a long-term incumbent and a newcomer. Incumbent Bob Loso and newcomer Kelly Beniek won the election over four other candidates for the two seats on the council. Those contenders were incumbent Troy Goracke, Carmie Mick, Paul Orvis and Mike Osterman.
by Mike Knaak email@example.com A longtime board member and two newcomers were elected to the Sartell-St. Stephen school board at a time when the district confronts twin challenges of how to deal with a pandemic and how to ensure educational equity for all its students. Voters re-elected Jason Nies to his third term with 6,688 votes and chose Matt Moehrle,
Long-time resident Lisa Marvin is the presumptive mayor of St. Stephen following an election in which nobody put their name on the ballot. Marvin has lived in St. Stephen for 26 years and serves on the city’s planning commission. She received 47 of the 185 write-in votes that were cast. The second largest number of write-in votes for one candidate
by Mike Knaak firstname.lastname@example.org Incumbent Mike Chisum lost his re-election bid in a four-way race for two Sartell City Council seats. Voters elected Jill Smith and Alex Lewandowski. Smith received 5,437 votes. Lewandowski received 5,011 votes, ahead of Chisum with 3,424 votes. Aaron Johnson had 1,627 votes. Council members serve four-year terms. Voters re-elected by wide margins two Republicans to
by Mike Knaak email@example.com St. Joseph voters re-elected Rick Schultz as mayor. He gathered 1,825 votes compared with challenger Anne Buckvold’s 1,276 votes. Schultz was first elected mayor in 2010. He was re-elected in 2018 without opposition. Buckvold is a current city council member. One newcomer will join longtime member Bob Loso for two seats on the City Council. Kelly
by Mike Knaak firstname.lastname@example.org By Election Day, officials estimate about half of Minnesotans will already have voted. As of last week, more than 1.2 million Minnesotans already cast ballots. That’s more than twice the total early voting in 2016 and 2018. Stearns County early voting is running more than 324 percent ahead of this point in 2018. In addition to