Sunday, November 11, 2012
In other news from around the region, Lakeville elects a 27-year-old mayor, and Eagan's Nicholas Mrozinski advances to the top 12 on NBC's "The Voice."
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top stories from the past seven days. Here's a look at the stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that might interest you or affect your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. Apple Valley-Rosemount General Election Results 2012 In city council races, it was a good night for incumbents. Eastview Boys Kick To Their First State Class 2A Soccer Crown Senior Jacob Opheim scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half, and Eastview dropped Blaine 3-2 Thursday for its first state soccer championship. How Did Apple Valley, Rosemount Vote on Voter ID, Marriage Amendments? Check out our …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
We're hearing reports of long-time friendships being cut off, especially on social media, during the bitterly contested campaign. Did it happen to you?
The arguing is over. Admittedly, arguing over politics never really ends in the United States; that's part of the price we pay for living in a constitutional republic, in which the big decisions are made by a majority of the citizens. But at least, with the question of "who's going to be president the next four years?" settled, the arguing can settle back down to the ordinary background noise of bickering, as opposed to the daily shoutfests in which so many seemed to be engaged during the campaign. Or can it? We're hearing lots of reports about long-time relationships being cut off in recent months, especially on social media, as people discover that, "Oh my God, you're a (fill in the blank)?" "You support THAT guy?" "Don't you care …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Check out our citywide results for IGH and a number of other Dakota County communities.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our newsletter Want to know how Inver Grove voted on the Voter ID or marriage amendments? Check out our tables below for citywide results for IGH and a number of other Dakota County communities, as well as countywide results for both measures. The Voter ID amendment, if passed, would have required Minnesotans to present valid photo identification to vote. The marriage amendment would have defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Statewide, the Voter ID ballot measure failed to pass the 50 percent level of support it needed (46.34 percent with all but three Minnesota precincts' results). The marriage amendment likewise failed, with only 47.58 percent of voters casting a '…
Lawmakers are of mixed opinion on the prospects.
With a resounding victory Tuesday night—and the DFL now primed to assume control of the 2013 legislative session—a prominent state senator is suggesting incoming lawmakers could try to repeal a Minnesota law banning same-sex marriage. A prominent Southwest Minneapolis legislator, though, said it was too early to discuss legalization. Roseville state Sen. John Marty said he sees Tuesday night's election results as a changing of the guard. After just two years at the helm of the Minnesota Legislature, Republicans lost control of both the House and Senate on Tuesday night—a defeat at least some Democrats are attributing in part to the marriage and Voter ID amendments. Voters rejected both amendments by votes of 53 percent to 47 percent. …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Incumbent Republican John Kline defeated Democrat Mike Obermueller by more than 8 points to keep his seat in congress.
Rep. John Kline (R-Lakeville) is going back to Washington, D.C. Kline defeated Democratic challenger Mike Obermueller by more than 8 points on Nov. 6. With each of the 291 precincts reporting, Kline received 193,587 votes, or 54.01 percent of the total votes cast. Obermueller received 164,335, or 45.85 percent. Patch will have more on this race in the coming days.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
"I can honestly report that the City of Inver Grove Heights is in good hands," Hark wrote.
I want to personally congratulate Tom Bartholomew and Jim Mueller on their election to the Inver Grove Heights City Council. Job well done! You won fair and square. I also want to thank Paul Mandell for his effort, as well. While I am disappointed I lost, I truly appreciate the fact that the City Council race did not devolve into a mud-slinging affair. We each had our issues and we all campaigned hard on our issues. The residents voted and Tom and Jim came out on top. I can honestly report that the the City of Inver Grove Heights is in good hands. Sincerely, Paul Hark
Democrats say the divisive amendments and the state shutdown may have contributed to heavy Republican losses.
After just two years at the helm of the Minnesota Legislature, Republicans lost control of both the House and Senate on Tuesday night—a defeat at least some Democrats are attributing in part to the marriage and Voter ID amendments. Going into Election Day, Republicans controlled the House 72-61 and the Senate 37-30. While votes in some districts were still being counted early Wednesday, Republicans conceded that they lost both majorities in the early morning hours, according to Twin Cities media reports. The DFL needed to pick up just four seats in the Senate and six seats in the House. "[Voters] spoke, and they spoke loudly. It was clear they wanted to see a different direction," ousted Eagan Sen. Ted Daley (R) said in an interview with…
Democrats swept the three local house and senate races Tuesday night. Here's a look at the precinct-by-precinct breakdown.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter With DFL incumbent Jim Metzen defeating Dwight Rabuse for the Senate District 52 race, we take a look at the 28-precinct breakdown. Metzen won all precincts in Mendota Heights, Mendota and Lilydale and all but one in Inver Grove Heights. (He narrowly lost Precinct No. 2) Rick Hansen and Joe Atkins, the DFL candidates for House in districts 52A and 52B, swept all the precincts in the Mendota Heights and Inver Grove Heights area. Hansen was undefeated in all 14 of his precincts and Atkins lost only Sunfish Lake. All results are unofficial until verified by a canvassing board.
A selection of quotes from candidates for state and local office in Mendota Heights and Inver Grove Heights.
Tuesday evening, as the votes were being tallied, Patch spoke with a number of candidates for state and local office in Mendota Heights and Inver Grove Heights. The following is a collection of some of the best quotes we heard. Make sure to check out our pages on the Mendota Heights, Inver Grove Heights and Dakota County elections for more coverage. Senate candidate Dwight Rabuse (R) I feel exactly as I have for several months: I tell everyone ‘I’m not predicting victory, but I’m not assuming failure either.' ... We’ll see how much of that Minnesota Nice translates to Dwight Rabuse support. Sen. Jim Metzen (DFL) on the advantage of moving into the Capitol should the Democrats retake the Senate. We’re down where the trash[men] come down …
This is where you can find election results for local and legislative races. There will be separate election stories for county, judicial, constitutional amendments and national results.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our newsletter Looking for Inver Grove Heights election results? You've come to the right place. Below you will find up-to-the-minute election results for races in IGH, including Minnesota House, Minnesota Senate, city council and mayor. Patch will begin updating this page with numbers after the polls close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. REMINDER: This page contains local election results only. Click the following links for other results. For presidential election, senate race, congressional election and constitutional amendment results, please click here. IGH Mayor *—Denotes Incumbent IGH City Council House District 52B (Eagan, Mendota Heights, Inver Grove Heights) Senate District 52 (Eagan…