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Election Day Resource
Tuesday, November 5 is Election Day. It isn't a presidential election year, but there are still items to be voted on. Here is a great resource for using the newspaper to teach younger students about ...
11/1/13 at 8:45 AM Elections Word Search 11/6/12 at 2:51 PM
The weight of the election 11/2/12 at 11:06 AM
Lawmakers don’t like online voter registration bypassing them
By Don Davis Lawmakers from both parties say that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie should not have started online voter registration without first obtaining legislative approval. But until the next leg...
10/16/13 at 8:01 AM Auditor, researcher question online voter registration 10/10/13 at 2:33 PM
Legislative notebook: Voters to decide if council should set lawmaker pay 5/22/13 at 11:57 AM
Tim Johnson's secret to success
It's not difficult to get things done, according to an old saying, if you don't care who gets the credit. That may be a fitting tribute to Tim Johnson, one of three South Dakota Democrats who served ...
3/27/13 at 12:19 AM Thune VP buzz buzzing buzzily 4/17/12 at 3:15 AM
The thrill of voting 6/8/11 at 1:46 PM
Presidential Elections and Historic Bridge Preservation: An Author's Perspective
To start off this column, I would like to start with a quote in connection with the results of the Presidential Elections: "When you give someone a Herculean task, which takes a lot of time to compl...
11/9/12 at 8:35 AM Presidential Elections and Historic Bridge Preservation: A Review of the 2008 Proposal 11/7/12 at 5:25 PM
Presidential Elections and Historic Bridge Preservation: An Interview with Patrick Sparks 11/6/12 at 8:29 AM
We have our man for the job! Now let's get to work! Thoughts on the US Elections
What does it take to become the President of the United States? And what does it take to ensure that the man you voted for is elected to office? These are the questions I've been asking myself ever...
11/7/12 at 4:40 AM Did Sandy push the presidential elections back? I hope so. 10/30/12 at 6:23 PM
Education should be encouraged, not denied 10/25/12 at 7:36 AM
Tuesday cannot come soon enough.
Is it just me or has this campaign season been the most unbearable campaign season of all time? I think it has been decidedly more unbearable because of Facebook.Facebook has become a more powerful de...
11/4/12 at 11:46 AM Unacceptable losses 6/9/12 at 8:22 PM
A political statement... 11/2/10 at 6:05 AM
Chamber Holds Inaugural Candidate Cracker Barrel
adj. Resembling or characteristic of the extended informal discussions carried on by persons habitually assembled at a country store: cracker-barrel philosophy. This week, The Chamber coined The Candi...
10/19/12 at 12:00 PM
In China, I remember explaining the concept of campaigning to my adult English students. They laughed as I walked from one to the next, energetically shaking their hands and smiling. "See class? That'...
10/19/12 at 8:54 AM
Ready to Vote? Election Day is Coming
Register to Vote by October 16 The deadline for pre-registration in Minnesota is 21 days before the election. You should register if you have: moved since the last election changed your name since th...
10/13/12 at 2:26 PM
Record on taxes is clear
All votes of Fargo city commissioners are public record and are verified in the minutes of all the commission meetings. Im proud of my record as one who works to engage the community to make better us...
4/8/12 at 6:50 AM
Sheriffs Race for Beltrami County Sheriff: Hodapp vrs Cross
Although the State of Minnesota is filled with political excitement with strongly contested races from Governor to State Auditor (do we even vote for that?) the local scene has been somewhat quiet. Th...
10/24/10 at 12:30 AM 8 Reasons Why Our Next Governor Has Got To Be From Outstate Minnesota 7/29/09 at 12:46 AM
Ole and Lena get campaigning
Here is a video from Brad Crabree's campaign to be a public service commissioner. I'm just going to post it and let you draw your own conclusions, which I invite you to share in the comments. http://...
10/20/10 at 12:42 PM
Can it really be that simple?
Now that I've picked on poor Tim Behm, it's his opponent's turn in the hot seat. Again this is a full, unedited transcription with nasty notes by your City Beat. Tyrone Grandstrand, Ward 2 City Counc...
6/1/10 at 5:53 AM Sometimes, you just have to think things through before you say them 6/1/10 at 5:07 AM
Today's Show Wednesday 5/19
Today on The Christopher Gabriel Program: Incumbent backlash seen in last nights Primary results; A National Honor Society student who has been accepted into Berkley can't get student loans and can't...
5/19/10 at 2:08 AM Today's Show Monday 5/17 5/17/10 at 2:33 AM