Election

Election

News of local, school, state and national elections.

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...
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...
Sibley County will have a new Third District Commissioner next year. Retired Sibley East High School Principal Jim Swanson of Gaylord defeated Gaylord businessman Dan Uecker 684 to 605 to earn a seat on the Sibley County Board of...
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...
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...
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,...
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....
Sibley County reported an 89% voter turnout for Tuesday’s general election. There are 8,710 registered voters in Sibley County. This figure does not include those who registered at the polls on election day. 7,765 ballots were cast. There was a...
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...
Area residents will head to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots for local, state, and federal offices. Polls will be open in Gaylord and New Auburn from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Gaylord residents will vote at the...