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Ron Kind led a quiet, confident campaign for re-election to Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District. With his overwhelming victory Tuesday night, he will become the region's undisputed political heavyweight: popular GOP predecessor Steve Gunderson served 16 years before stepping aside in 1996. Kind, a 49-year-old La Crosse Democrat, faced retired U.S. Army Col. Ray Boland of Sparta. The 74-year-old headed the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs from 1992 to 2003. Kind had 64 percent of the vote with 85 percent of precincts reporting. The count was roughly 155,000 to 87,000.
Wisconsin residents made history Tuesday whether they, or the winning candidate, intended to do so. U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin defeated former Gov. Tommy Thompson by taking 51 percent of the vote. "Now, I'm well aware that I will have the honor to be the first woman senator from Wisconsin. And I'm well aware that I will be the first openly gay member of the United States Senate," she said in her acceptance speech released by campaign headquarters. "I didn't run to make history.
The Prairie Island Indian Community will state its case Nov.
Economics teacher and U.S. Senate-hopeful Kurt Bills rolled into Red Wing aboard his blue campaign school bus Tuesday. No surprise, his lesson focused on the state of the U.S. economy. "The Budget Control Act is the fiscal cliff," he warned during a stop at the Republican Eagle. He went so far as to call the measure "the Budget Uncontrolled Act" and described the looming Jan. 1 deadline as potentially catastrophic. President Barack Obama signed into law Aug. 2, 2011, the act designed to resolve a debt-ceiling crisis. U.S. Sen.
Craig Livingstone has withdrawn from the Red Wing Ward 2 race. He said he recently learned that he has melanoma, a form of skin cancer. He submitted his affidavit of campaign suspension Tuesday afternoon to City Hall. "I have to focus on my health right now," he said. "When my health improves, I'll be back." He intended to withdraw, but his name will remain on the Ward 2 ballot, which has been printed. The last day to withdraw and have a name removed from the ballot was June 7. Livingstone was challenging incumbent Lisa Bayley. "I'm sorry to hear that Mr.
Whether they lean toward voting yes or no on Minnesota's proposed marriage amendment, REaders' Board members unanimously agreed that John Kern's letter outlining reasons against changing the state Constitution earned the Golden Quill "hands down." And September proved an especially good month for strong letters to the editor, they noted. Kern's letter is more about what our country is founded on and less about personal beliefs, members noted. Kern looked at the bigger picture. "There are so many different way to look at this issue.
Lois Burnes was helping children create paper fans at the far end of Central Park during Saturday's Red Wing Diversity Festival. When the time came for the Amos Owen Award, she heard bits and pieces about the recipient as wind, crowd noise and children's conversation competed with the sound system. "Oh, that sounds like someone may be doing some good," she said to herself and kept working. Barbara von Haaren of the Red Wing Human Rights Commission soon announced the winner: Lois Burnes. And announced it again. It was several minutes before Burnes clearly heard she had won.
The election season has kicked into high gear. The National Republican Convention was last week. President Barack Obama and the Democrats have center stage this week. Locally, candidates will start knocking on doors and appearing at forums and addressing civic clubs this month. There are races for city, school, county, state and federal offices. In addition, there are school and city referendum questions and constitutional amendments on the ballot. We anticipate receiving many, many letters.
A Goodhue County woman is one of three people who contracted an influenza attributed to pigs shown at the Minnesota State Fair. The unidentified patients are believed to have developed a strain of H1N2 from the swine barn or exhibiting pigs, the Minnesota Department of Health reported. That strain is different from the H3N2v strain that has prompted stepped up surveillance and prevention efforts nationwide. A teenage girl, elementary school-age boy and the woman, who is in her late 70s, became ill last week.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- New food. New exhibits. New rides. New venues. The 2012 Minnesota State Fair has them all. Sometimes, however, what's "new" is really quite old. There are many prime examples this year. The first stop off the Commonwealth entrance is Heritage Square.