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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 5:40 AM
Incumbent county commissioner for the Fifth District, Tom Bjerke of Spring Grove, did not file for re-election.
  • Election brings new faces, surprise upsets, failed amendments
    Tuesday night's election results brought some surprises, and voters will see some new faces in Spring Grove government.Overall voter turnout was 89.06 percent in Houston County, with 10,518 ballots cast of the 11,810 registered voters. That compares to 7,935 ballots cast in 2010. 
  • Voters in the area re-elected Rep. Greg Davids and Sen. Jeremy Miller by healthy margins, but the two Republicans will find themselves in the minority when they return to the Capitol in January as both the House and Senate in Minnesota flipped from Republican to DFL control as a result of the statewide vote last week. 
  • As Americans visited their polling places last Tuesday, local schools were holding mock elections for their students. 
  • Minnesota voters last Tuesday turned back a proposed constitutional amendment to require a photo ID for voting as well as proposed state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. 
  • Editor's note: Running for Minnesota Senate District 28 (formerly District 31 before redistricting) are incumbent Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) and Jack Krage (D-Winona). The candidates were asked the following questions, and they have submitted these responses. 
  • Editor's note: Running for Minnesota Senate District 28 (formerly District 31 before redistricting) are incumbent Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) and Jack Krage (D-Winona). The candidates were asked the following questions, and they have submitted these responses. 


  • Editor's note: Running for Minnesota House of Representatives District 28B (formerly 31B before redistricting) are incumbent Greg Davids (R-Preston) and challenger Ken Tschumper (D-L a Crescent).

    The candidates were asked the following questions, and they have submitted their responses. 


  • Editor's note: Running for Minnesota House of Representatives District 28B (formerly 31B before redistricting) are incumbent Greg Davids (R-Preston) and challenger Ken Tschumper (D-L a Crescent).

    The candidates were asked the following questions, and they have submitted their responses. 
  • Two candidates are seeking an open seat to represent the Fifth District on the Houston County Board of Commissioners currently held by Tom Bjerke of Spring Grove, who chose not to seek re-election. Dana Kjome and Lane Zaffke, both of Spring Grove, are vying to represent the district, which was increased in geographic size this past April to equalize the district according to population. It now encompasses the cities of Eitzen and Spring Grove and the townships of Black Hammer, Crooked Creek, Jefferson, Wilmington and Winnebago, although it still remains the smallest in population at 3,308.

    Both candidates responded to the questionnaire from the Spring Grove Herald. Below are their responses listed in alphabetical order. Each response was limited to 150 words. 
  • By Heather M. Gray • Bluff Country News Group

    Two candidates are seeking an open seat to represent the Fifth District on the Houston County Board of Commissioners currently held by Tom Bjerke of Spring Grove, who chose not to seek re-election. Dana Kjome and Lane Zaffke, both of Spring Grove, are vying to represent the district, which was increased in geographic size this past April to equalize the district according to population. It now encompasses the cities of Eitzen and Spring Grove and the townships of Black Hammer, Crooked Creek, Jefferson, Wilmington and Winnebago, although it still remains the smallest in population at 3,308.

    Both candidates responded to the questionnaire from the Spring Grove Herald. Below are their responses listed in alphabetical order. Each response was limited to 150 words. 
  • Three candidates are seeking the position of mayor in Spring Grove. Incumbent Saundy Solum faces challengers Heather Gray and Bruce Poole. They all responded to the questionnaire from the Spring Grove Herald. Below are their responses listed in alphabetical order. Each response was limited to 150 words. 
  • Three candidates are seeking the position of mayor in Spring Grove. Incumbent Saundy Solum faces challengers Heather Gray and Bruce Poole. They all responded to the questionnaire from the Spring Grove Herald. Below are their responses listed in alphabetical order. Each response was limited to 150 words 
  • Three candidates are seeking the position of mayor in Spring Grove. Incumbent Saundy Solum faces challengers Heather Gray and Bruce Poole. They all responded to the questionnaire from the Spring Grove Herald. Below are their responses listed in alphabetical order. Each response was limited to 150 words 
  • Six candidates are seeking two positions on the Spring Grove City Council. Incumbents Steve Kemp and Rachel Storlie face challengers Nancy Nelson, Rachel Olerud, Dave Peterson and Roger Taylor. They all responded to the questionnaire from the Spring Grove Herald. Below are their responses listed in alphabetical order. Each response was limited to 150 words. 
  • Six candidates are seeking two positions on the Spring Grove City Council. Incumbents Steve Kemp and Rachel Storlie face challengers Nancy Nelson, Rachel Olerud, Dave Peterson and Roger Taylor. They all responded to the questionnaire from the Spring Grove Herald. Below are their responses listed in alphabetical order. Each response was limited to 150 words. 
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