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2018 midterms

September 13, 2018
Justice Margaret Chutich, 60, was first appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2016 by Gov. Mark Dayton. She's now running for her seat in a contested election, boasting a diverse resume in civil and criminal law. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Chutich touts diverse law background in state supreme court bid
September 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
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
Joe Radinovich celebrates Tuesday night, Aug.14, at his downtown Brainerd campaign headquarters after pulling ahead in the Minnesota 8th Congressional District DFL primary race. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video play button
Radinovich rises: Son of Cuyuna Range wins 8th Congressional DFL primary
August 15, 2018 - 2:00am
August 10, 2018
Tom Foley
Foley stakes claim for AG seat as experienced, non-political arbiter
August 10, 2018 - 7:00am
July 28, 2018
RNC representatives stopped by Brainerd to tout the National Voter Scores Program and its prior success in Wisconsin, Michigan and other states. Now it's coming to Minnesota. Brainerd Dispatch file photo
RNC touts voter data system in place for 2018 Minnesota midterms
July 28, 2018 - 8:00am
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 4, 2018
Armed with 30 years of experience in a variety of roles, Minnesota attorney general candidate Mike Rothman said he is ready to serve as a consumer watchdog for everyday Minnesotans. Submitted photo / Rothman campaign
Rothman touts experience, track record in run for state AG
July 4, 2018 - 2:00am
May 28, 2018
Political hopefuls for city, county, state and national offices can file their candidacies from May 22-June 5. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Filing period begins: A rundown of who's filed (and who hasn't)
May 28, 2018 - 8:00am
May 22, 2018
Hopefuls for elected office can now file for city, county, state and national offices -- beginning Tuesday, May 22. Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Filing period opens for state, county and local elections
May 22, 2018 - 7:30am
May 14, 2018
Joe Radinovich, candidate for the DFL primary in the 8th Congressional District, stopped at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport last week to meet with supporters. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video
Embroiled in fractured DFL primary, Radinovich comes to Brainerd
May 14, 2018 - 6:00am
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 19, 2018
Leah Phifer, 33, an adjunct professor at Augsburg University and a former FBI intelligence analyst, ended her bid for the District 8 DFL endorsement. Submitted photo / Phifer Campaign
Phifer exits District 8 DFL race after failing to secure party endorsement
April 19, 2018 - 10:44am