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Absentee voting is now underway for primary

Absentee voting is now underway for the upcoming primary election, which takes place Aug. 11. People who choose to vote early can request an absentee ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Klobuchar drops out of VP race, urges Biden to pick nonwhite woman as running mate

CHICAGO — Amy Klobuchar says she is dropping out of the running to be vice president and urging Democrat Joe Biden to select a woman ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

Minnesota waives absentee ballot witness signature mandate

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota will waive its witness requirements for absentee ballots for the statewide primary election in August under the settlement of two lawsuits sparked ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

DFL candidate for District 27A says he is ending campaign

DFL candidate Joe Pacovsky has announced he will not continue his campaign for the District 27A House of Representatives seat presently held by Republican Rep. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

2 candidates vie for DFL 27A nomination

Two DFL candidates for the District 27A House of Representatives seat will face off in the August primary to determine who will run against incumbent ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Stultz.

9 more people file for area positions

Nine additional people filed for positions on the Albert Lea City Council, Freeborn County Board of Commissioners and District 27A representative seat as of Tuesday ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Stultz.

Albert Lea man wants another try at District 5 seat

Longtime Freeborn County resident Lynn Berven threw his hat in the ring Wednesday for the 5th District commissioner seat against incumbent Mike Lee. Berven, 68, ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Stultz.

DFL endorses Feehan

The Democratic Farmer Labor Party announced Sunday it endorsed Dan Feehan as candidate for the 1st District congressional seat of the U.S. House of Representatives. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Howland files for 3rd Ward re-election

Jason Howland has filed for re-election to the 3rd Ward Albert Lea City Council seat. Howland, 46, said he has enjoyed his first four years ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

27A Rep. Bennett files for re-election

Peggy Bennett filed this week for re-election for the District 27A representative seat. Bennett, 61, a former longtime first-grade teacher, was first elected in 2014 ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

Minnesota seniors file legal challenge against absentee voting rules

ST. PAUL — A group of Minnesota seniors is joining their counterparts in at least four other states by legally challenging their state’s absentee voting ... Read more

2 months ago by Associated Press.

DFLers endorse Sparks for District 27 Senate seat

DFLers in Senate District 27 have endorsed incumbent Sen. Dan Sparks for a sixth term in office. The DFL Party’s state legislative endorsements were decided ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

Republicans endorse Bennett for fourth term

Republicans unanimously endorsed District 27A Rep. Peggy Bennett last week at the District 27 GOP convention. This is the fourth time that Bennett, of Albert ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

Sanders backs Biden as ex-rivals join forces to beat Trump

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders endorsed Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Monday, encouraging his progressive supporters to rally behind the presumptive Democratic nominee in an urgent ... Read more

3 months ago by Associated Press.

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival ... Read more

3 months ago by Associated Press.

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