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ST. PAUL — In the only contested race in this year’s Minnesota Supreme Court race, incumbent Justice Margaret Chutich squared off against Michelle MacDonald. As of 9:05 p.m. Tuesday night, Chutich leads MacDonald by a 60 to 40 percentage vote. Chutich has served on Minnesota’s Supreme Court since 2016.
ST. PAUL — Six Minnesota appellate court seats are up for re-election this year, but only one of those seats were contested in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election. Vying for seat 2 is incumbent Justice Lucinda Jesson, who has served on the appellate court since 2015, and challenger Anthony Brown. As of 9:05 p.m. Tuesday night, Jesson leads Brown by a 65 to 34 percentage vote.
ST. PAUL—Three candidates are running for the position of attorney general of Minnesota, a race that is anticipated to be one of the most hotly contested in the state this election cycle. Incumbent Lori Swanson, who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in August, is not seeking re-election. Swanson, a Democrat, served as attorney general since 2007. The candidates include Democrat Keith Ellison, Republican Doug Wardlow, and Grassroots Party candidate Noah Johnson. The person elected will serve a four-year term and will be given an annual salary of $121,250.
FARGO — Sarah Haeder began protesting outside abortion clinics when she was in third grade. Haeder, 41, of Moorhead, grew up in Emery, S.D., a small town of just over 400 people located 25 miles southeast of Mitchell, and was raised in a family she described as “devout Roman Catholics.” Haeder’s anti-abortion roots were instilled in her by her grandparents, who, Haeder said, “played a key role in my upbringing.” During the summer months of third and fourth grade, Haeder tagged along with her grandparents as they traveled to abortion clinics throughout the Midwest to protest.
MOORHEAD — Congressman Keith Ellison, the Democratic candidate for Minnesota attorney general, held a roundtable discussion Tuesday, Oct. 9, on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead to discuss how to make voting in the state more fair and accessible to all. Joining Ellison was Nate Aalgaard, executive director of the Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living, Mark Altenburg, Moorhead school board member, and a group of three students from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
If you’re a Facebook user and you’ve received a suspicious message in your inbox recently that urges you to forward a message onto your other Facebook friends: don’t do it. It’s a scam.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — On Oct. 5, 2014, then-42-year-old Melissa Dawn Eagleshield went missing after being last seen leaving a friend’s residence in rural Becker County. Four years later, the Detroit Lakes woman still hasn’t been found and her disappearance remains a mystery. On Thursday, Oct. 4, Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander issued a release seeking the public’s continued help in finding Eagleshield.
HAWLEY, Minn. — Katelyn Ann Bjorndahl knew how to make people smile. Her sense of humor was as infectious as her personality, those close to her say. If you were in a room with Katie and you didn't know who she was, you wanted to get to know who Katie was. "People gravitated towards her," said her mother, Lisa Bjorndahl. On Saturday, Sept. 29, Katie died unexpectedly at Sanford Health Hospital in Fargo. She was 20. "There was no warning," her mother said. "If it can happen to her, it can happen to anybody."
Cell phone users who receive an emergency alert on their phones this afternoon, Wednesday, Oct. 3: don't be alarmed. It's only a test.
FARGO — While at band practice Wednesday night, Sept. 26, 42-year-old Luke Helm, of Fargo, received an unlikely notification on his phone. It was from his Ring Video Doorbell app. The alert came across his phone just before 10 p.m., an uncommon time for visitors to be arriving at his home, he said. The Ring doorbell works by placing it outside your front door and hooking it up to an existing Wi-Fi network, which then creates a ring of security around the home.