- Election 2012
Laven, Frederick differ on budgets
The relevant budgetary fact to Mankato City Council president Mike Laven: The portion of the city budget supported by property taxes — mostly police, parks and public safety — has only risen 5.5 percent since 2007.
Challenger Chris Frederick emphasizes other figures, such as $1 million — the approximate amount of cost shifts out of property-tax supported funds this year. Another one: 56 percent, the increase in the property tax debt levy from 2008 to 2013.
Walz says he hopes to help restore faith in democracy
Congressman Tim Walz spent nearly four decades in schools, as a student and as a teacher, and he knows the current crowd he’s hanging with is definitely not the popular clique.
Quist striving for biggest upset of his political career
Editor’s note: On Sunday we will have a story about incumbent Tim Walz and his run for another term as 1st District congressman, as well as another summary story about key issues of the race.
House District 24A candidates pledge to use listening skills
Both candidates also promise to use their ears more and their mouths less compared to other politicians.
Mankato councilwoman challenged by write-in candidate
Mankato Council Member Tamra Rovney will face write-in candidate Dennis Dieken in the run for the Ward 2 spot.
Mankato council race offers a rematch
Incumbent Charlie Hurd challenged again by Jason Mattick.
Budgets, finances top issues for Nicollet County Board District 4 candidates
North Mankato City Councilman Schindle challenging incumbent Kolars for county seat
Stadium no issue for Rosen challenger
GOP senator who carried Vikings bill criticized instead for party loyalty
DFLer challenges Gunther on property taxes, investments in education
Democrat Kevin Labenz says Republican and Gunther budget affected property tax increases
Genelin challenging incumbent Dranttel on Nicollet County Board
Incumbent touts financial expertise, while challenger says the board needs more diverse opinions
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