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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 21, 2018
Letter to the editor: Vote Democrats out of office
October 21, 2018 - 5:30am
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
Letter to the editor: Kick Klobuchar out of office
October 4, 2018 - 7:30am
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
July 26, 2018
Eighth Congressional District DFL candidates Jason Metsa (left), Joe Radinovich, Michelle Lee, Kirsten Kennedy and Soren Sorenson listen as moderator Mike O'Rourke poses a question Monday, July 23, in the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatch
Blue, green or both: 8th District DFLers spar on mining, environment
July 26, 2018 - 3:54pm
July 23, 2018
Rep. Keith Ellison (left) speaks to Cris Smith Friday, July 20, during his stop at The Local 218. Ellison was in Brainerd to promote his candidacy for state attorney general after 12 years in Congress. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Ellison speaks of national clout, connections in bid for AG
July 23, 2018 - 7:00am
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
June 15, 2018
Gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz (left), alongside running mate Peggy Flanagan, made a campaign stop in Brainerd Monday to promote their vision for the state. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch play button
Walz pushes positive politics in bid for governor
June 15, 2018 - 6:46pm
April 29, 2018
Ray "Skip" Sandman, the Independence Party of Minnesota candidate for District 8, was not shy with his criticism for his opponents in both the DFL and GOP. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Sandman champions the 'disenfranchised' with 3rd-party District 8 bid
April 29, 2018 - 8:00am
April 25, 2018
Minnesota Republican Chair Jennifer Carnahan (right), joins District 8 GOP candidate Pete Stauber and his wife Jodi while they campaign in preparation for the 2018 midterms. Submitted Photo / Minnesota Republican Party
Minnesota GOP sees land of opportunity in 8th District
April 25, 2018 - 10:00am