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November 8, 2018
Voters stand in line Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church  in Baxter. According to head election judge Darlene Swedin, the precinct, P-1E, was processing two voters every minute. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
State goes blue, area swings red
November 8, 2018 - 3:00am
November 7, 2018
Josh Heintzeman
Heintzeman garners 3rd term in resounding victory over Menk
November 7, 2018 - 8:30am
October 18, 2018
Republican state attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow (center) poses with supporters in a Republican rally Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Brainerd Industrial Center. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Wardlow envisions neutral, nonpartisan role in state AG bid
October 18, 2018 - 11:00am
October 8, 2018
Moderator Ray Gildow (left) and candidates for District 10B -- DFL challenger Phil Yetzer of Fairfield Township and State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin -- participate in a televised debate Friday, Oct. 5, at the Lakeland PBS studio in Brainerd.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Election debates: District 10B candidates wrangle over health care
October 8, 2018 - 9:00am
Moderator Ray Gildow (left) and candidates for District 10A -- State Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, and DFL challenger Dale Menk -- participate in a televised debate Friday, Oct. 5, at the Lakeland PBS studio in Brainerd.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Election debates: District 10A candidates argue their cases
October 8, 2018 - 7:00am
October 4, 2018
Congressional District 8 Republican candidate Pete Stauber talks to constituents Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the new Republican campaign office at 14039 Edgewood Drive in Baxter. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
Minnesota GOP opens campaign office in Baxter
October 4, 2018 - 3:41pm
August 20, 2018
State Republican Chair Jennifer Carnahan mingles with attendees at the governor's debate Friday, Aug. 17, at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Setting the stage: State GOP chair talks shop about 2018 midterms
August 20, 2018 - 9:00am
August 17, 2018
Gubernatorial candidates Tim Walz for the DFL (left) and Jeff Johnson for the Republican Party address a wide range of issues at the first governor's debate Friday, Aug. 17, since their primary victories last Tuesday. The debate took place at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch -  Videoplay button
Johnson, Walz spar in first governor's debate since primary victories
August 17, 2018 - 10:01pm
August 15, 2018
Voters head into Bethlehem Lutheran Church Tuesday Aug. 14, location of Brainerd Ward 3 Precincts 2 and 3 to cast their ballots. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County by the numbers: Election results for primary races
August 15, 2018 - 3:00am
July 19, 2018
t100416 --- Clint Austin --- austinSANDERS1005c5 --- Congressman Rick Nolan gestures while speaking during a rally supporting the Clinton Kaine presidential ticket at the Kirby Ballroom on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth Tuesday night. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Bombshell report alleges northern Minnesota congressman kept employing known harasser
July 19, 2018 - 8:11pm
July 16, 2018
8th District money shows DFL keeps up
July 16, 2018 - 9:48pm
July 13, 2018
Gubernatorial candidate Erin Murphy stopped by Sage on Laurel in downtown Brainerd Thursday, July 12, to discuss her sweeping health care proposal -- a statewide single-payer plan. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Murphy unveils single-payer health plan in gubernatorial run
July 13, 2018 - 7:00am
July 10, 2018
Jeff Johnson, 62, didn't mince words with what he sees as a state government overstepping its bounds and hurting everyday Minnesotans in the process. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
'If people come out, I believe I'll win'
July 10, 2018 - 11:00am
June 29, 2018
Gubernatorial candidates Lori Swanson (left), Tim Walz, Jeff Johnson and Erin Murphy address a bevy of complex economic questions -- drawing upon their diverse backgrounds, occupations and political leanings. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Governor candidates tackle big questions in state economics
June 29, 2018 - 6:00am
June 17, 2018
Richard Painter, the one-time ethics counsel to Bush II and a law professor at the University of Minnesota, is running against sitting Senator Tina Smith in the DFL primary. Submitted Photo / Richard Painter Campaign
Painter touts the universal value of ethics for government in senate bid
June 17, 2018 - 8:00am