2012 elections

An editor’s note: The Nov. 6 General Election drew 89.06 percent voter turnout for Houston County. Below are the local results as compiled by the Houston County auditor. FEDERAL President and Vice President Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan             4,951 √ Barack Obama and Joe Biden         5,281 Gary Johnson and Jim […]

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The incumbent seems to have it in Minnesota’s contest for the U.S. House of Representatives 1st District seat. Tim Walz, a Democrat, teacher and retired command sergeant, took the race from challenger Allen Quist (R-St. Peter) by a margin of 24,168 votes to 19,823 in the early going Tuesday night when a little over 50 percent of […]

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By Howard Lestrud ECM Publishers “Get in line by 8 p.m.” and help Minnesota continue to hold its No. 1 ranking for voter turnout in the nation, urged Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie at mid day. “It feels like we are in the general pattern between about 75 and 78 percent turnout,” Ritchie related. […]

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Gregory M. Davids Age: 54 Town: Preston Family: Married to Bonnie; three married daughters; one grandchild. Years in political office: 24, Preston City Council, Preston mayor, state representative.   Why do you want to hold this office? I want to continue serving the good people of Fillmore and Houston counties. It is an honor to […]

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Jack Krage Age: 61 Town: Winona Family: Married to Sue; four children; three grandchildren. Years in political office: Two years city Winona Plan Commission.   Why do you want to hold this office? I have become increasingly disappointed in our state government, as have many voters. The Republican majority has taken a “my way or […]

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