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ELECTION 2022

While results still need to be certified, Minnesota was just one of three states to top the 60% mark, along with Wisconsin and Maine, according to the U.S. Election Project.



With control of the two legislative chambers and the governor’s office, DFL lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz will be able to take more decisive action on policy priorities as they will no longer have to make major compromises with Senate Republicans. That could include increasing funding for education, the creation of a paid family leave program, and the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Election officials in Hubbard County and Menahga reflect on Election Day 2022.

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Steve Simon, who first took office in 2015, oversaw and certified Minnesota’s election in 2020, in which then-Sen. Joe Biden dashed the re-election hopes of Donald Trump by more than seven points statewide.
GOP challenger Ryan Wilson conceded the race to Blaha Wednesday afternoon.
Longtime Park Rapids School Board member Dennis Dodge was voted out of office as polls closed Tuesday evening on elections for area school boards, including several contested races.
Incumbent Erika Randall lost her bid for re-election in a close, three-way race for two seats on the Park Rapids City Council. In Nevis, recently appointed council member Ryan Mathisrud lost to Blair Reuther and John Carrier. Menahga voters elected two new candidates for two open seats.
In the only contested race for the Hubbard County Board, Krueger won by 898 votes (52.4%) to Teresa C. Walsh’s 809 votes (47.2%).
With unofficial results showing the race within just one point, Keith Ellison has declared victory.
Vote totals are unofficial pending certification of election results.
Hubbard County vote totals looked quite different from statewide results in key Minnesota races.
As a first-time candidate, Alicia Kozlowski has demonstrated an ability to break barriers. They won in eastern Duluth's House 8B race.
The 8th Congressional District was long considered a Democratic stronghold but has become more Republican in recent years.
Seeking his third consecutive term as the secretary of state, Simon ran his campaign working to dispel myths seeking to erode trust in Minnesota’s election system, including doubts stirred up by Republican challenger Kim Crockett.

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