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From Candidate to Elected Official: How Does a Person Get to the Ballot and Elected to Office?

From Candidate to Elected Official:  How Does a Person Get to the Ballot and Elected to Office?Filing deadlines have passed, endorsement conventions are complete and we are getting ready for the statewide primary election on Tuesday, Aug, 10.   In this week’s column I will address the following questions:  How did the candidates get on the ballot?  What is the party nomination and how is that different from party endorsement? 

Minnesota has three major political parties, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) , the Republican Party (GOP), and the Independence Party (I).  Minnesota has one minor party, the Green Party.  All remaining political parties are, in fact, political committees. 
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New Federal Program funded for the community to report non-compliant sex offenders

Sex Offender Registration Tips (SORT)

Parents For Megan's Law and the Crime Victims Center (PFML/CVC) announced the expansion of their Sex Offender Registration Tips Program (SORT) to include communiti...
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Despite murder, film signals game change

Two events last week made indelible impressions on our perception of our neighborhood and our people. One was the tragic murder of a young man, who according to published reports, was a gentle fellow,...
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The Diaper Drive hosts first metro-wide diaper collection on Dad’s Day

To celebrate Dad’s day… and to help eliminate the diaper gap in the social services network, on Sunday, June 20 from 12 to 4 pm, volunteers with The Diaper Drive will collect donations at designated R...
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Juneteenth commemoration law recently signed into law

Juneteenth commemoration law recently signed into lawA bill calling for an official proclamation by the Governor to commemorate Juneteenth was recently signed into law by Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Authored by State Rep. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-58B) a...
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