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After receiving the endorsement from the Republican party for the District 20B House race, Dan Matejcek’s name will appear on the ballots this November despite his campaign having been suspended.

Those interested in running for positions on the city council and school board will soon throw their hats into the race, as the filing period near.

The Le Sueur News-Herald and Le Center Leader reminds readers that the last day the newspaper can accept election-related letters is Oct. 19.

OWATONNA — Minnesota First District Congressman Tim Walz stood Tuesday with the parents of an openly gay soldier who died in Afghanistan and said he’s opposed to a proposed Minnesota constitution amendment banning same-sex marriage.

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One of the big issues facing Minnesota voters on November 6 is whether or not they want to amend the state’s Constitution and define marriage specifically as being between one man and one woman.

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Mike Dudley easily beat his Republican challenger Gene Thomas Kornder, of Belle Plaine, in Tuesday's Minnesota Senate District 20 primary.With 100 percent of the vote counted, Dudley had 87 percent to Kornder's 13 percent."It feels good," said Dudley, who lives in New Prague, but was raised …