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The community had 88.3 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the 2012 election.
Today the 2nd District Commissioner-elect will be sworn-in on the Hennepin County Board.
Many precincts in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Edina, Golden Valley, Greenwood, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Plymouth and St. Louis Park had turnouts of more than 90 percent.
When Mike Freiberg was elected to serve as State Representative after the general election, the City Council had some thinking to do. At a meeting this week, the group agreed to appoint a new member. They are seeking applicants.
Voters in the mostly suburban cities Patch covers were more opposed to the proposed gay-marriage ban than Minnesota voters generally.
Golden Valley city staff will review options, including a possible special election, to fill Councilmember Freiberg's seat.
Republican Chris Fields did better in areas Patch covers than in the Fifth District overall.
Fifth District voters sent Keith Ellison back to Congress. His Republican challenger, Chris Fields, received 25 percent of the vote.
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This week's selection includes a new gallery/gift shop, a levy rejected, school boundaries issue, DFL wins and good news for Southwest Light Rail Transit.
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