Election 2008

Election 2008

Complete coverage of the 2008 elections

Three area precincts – Gaylord, Dryden and Sibley Townships – will have a local race in the September 9 primary election. Residents of the these precincts will vote to narrow the field of candidates for the District three Sibley...
Newcomer Chad Muchow was the top vote getter in the Gaylord City Council race while Carl Wetzel was re-elected with a narrow victory over Susan Johnson-Schmitt. Muchow, incumbent Carl Wetzel, and newcomer Susan Johnson-Schmitt were vying for two spots...
Incumbents Brian Asmus and Jodi Hanson, and newcomer Brian Brandt were elected to the Sibley East Board of Education Tuesday. The top vote-getter was Asmus with 2,038 votes, followed by Brandt with 2,029 votes, and Hanson with 1,873 votes. Brian...
Sonya Meyer defeated Laura Storm in the Dryden Township treasurer's race Tuesday. This was the only area race in township elections. Meyer received 108 votes, while Storm received 53. Meyer was appointed treasurer earlier this year when former treasurer,...
New Auburn Mayor Roger Becker and City Council member Catherine Lorenz have had their "two minutes of fame" recently. The two have been heard and seen recently on a commercial supporting Norm Coleman's re-election for Senate. Becker and Lorenz explained...
Doug Quast’s bid for a third straight term as Gaylord’s Mayor was successful in Tuesday’s general election. Quast defeated former Gaylord Mayor John Schwartz by winning nearly 55% of the votes. The incumbent received 530 votes while challenger Schwartz...
New Auburn residents, Tuesday, re-elected Mayor Roger Becker and Mike Hauan and Jim Stark to the City Council. Becker was the only candidate who filed for mayor. He received 141 votes. Hauan and Stark were challenged for City Council...
St. Peter’s Terry Morrow, in Tuesday’s general election, was re-elected to serve the District 23A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Morrow defeated challenger Mike Bidwell. District-wide, the vote tally was 13,209 to 7,565 in favor of Morrow....
Three candidates are seeking two seats on the New Auburn City Council. Incumbents Jim Stark and Mike Hauan are being challenged by Craig Lowden. Below is a summary of the candidates' responses to a questionnaire, sent by The Gaylord...
And the winner is.....? There will be an official answer to that question Friday when the City of Gaylord administers a recount in the race for City Council. In last week’s general election, incumbent Carl Wetzel and newcomers Chad...