Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The re-elected House member also thanks voters for their support on Election Day.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
As we move on from election season to the holiday season, I would like to thank Ann Marie Metzger for her willingness to run for office in Woodbury District 53B. I know it is not easy, but challengers keep the process competitive, and that is a good thing. As our former Mayor Hargis used to say, “iron sharpens iron, and that’s when the sparks fly.” Related: Woodbury Election Results Every election cycle is important, but I was particularly anxious to see the results of the ballot questions so I could get a better pulse of our district moving forward. In summary, the senate district was similar with 43.07 percent (53A) and 43.20 percent (53B)—most of you do not think we should amend the constitution to define the word “marriage.” …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Voters in the mostly suburban cities Patch covers were more opposed to the proposed gay-marriage ban than Minnesota voters generally.
Here's how residents in a selection of Minnesota cities voted on the ballot measure that would have added a definition of marriage as only between one man and one woman to the state Constitution. Statewide, the ballot measure failed to exceed the 50 percent level of support it needed in the Nov. 6, 2012 general election. It got 47.53 percent, according to unofficial results from all but two of Minnesota's 4,102 precincts' results. Taken together, people in cities served by Patch—mostly in the Twin Cities suburbs—rejected the marriage amendment in greater proportion (61.21 percent) than Minnesotans taken as a whole (52.47 percent). Support for the amendment in places covered by Patch ranged from 14.51 percent in Southwest Minneapolis to 54.…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
While proponents were saying the race was still too early to call, the Associated Press called the race shortly before 2 a.m. The vote means the state constitution will not define marriage as only between a man and a woman.
The Minnesota Marriage Amendment has been rejected. The campaign to amend the Minnesota state constitution to limit the definition of marriage to strictly between heterosexual couples was defeated Tuesday by more than 51 percent of a statewide vote. With 92 percent of state precincts reporting, the Associated Press reported shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday that Amendment 1—informally known as the Minnesota Marriage Amendment—had failed: "Vote No" won. Speaking to a cheering crowd of hundreds at St Paul's River Centre, Richard Carlbom, the campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families, told audiences that Minnesota was the first state in the nation to reject a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage at the ballot …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Video from various spots around the metro, including Republican Party headquarters in Bloomington and the DFL Party's gathering in Minneapolis.
Red. Blue. Downtown or Southtown, we will have it covered tonight as election results come in around the Twin Cities. Twin Cities Patch sites are teaming up with our friends at TheUptake to bring video coverage from various sites tonight as we wrap up this historic election. The embedded player allows you to change feeds, or "channels," to check out the coverage and interviews you want to see. Thanks for "tuning in," and enjoy a whole new way to take in the Election Night.
Minnesota voters young and old used Twitter to talk about their Minnesota Election decisions, particularly on the proposed Marriage Amendment.
We followed a few common topics around the Twin Cities, including both sides of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment vote, and found what people were talking about on social media this Election Day. A reminder, though, that Tweeting a photo of your ballot, filled out, is stongly discouraged by the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office. Take a look.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Despite support from the Minnesota GOP, Patch's panel thinks the amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman will fall short.
Twin Cities Republicans aren't confident the so-called Marriage Amendment will make its way into the constitution after Tuesday's general election. In a flash poll issued Friday to Patch's panel of Republican politicians and activists, the majority believed the amendment, which requires a "yes" vote to be added to the constitution by voters, would fall short. About 57 percent of the 33 survey responders said the amendment would fall short. Our Republican panel also felt Barack Obama, running to remain president, had conducted a better campaign in Minnesota, a state he's favored to win in Tuesday night's election. "It's going to be exceedingly close, on the Presidential race and on both amendment questions," one pundit said. The …
Letters to the editor and blog posts about this year's election.
Woodbury residents over the past few months have taken the time to write letters to the editor or post blogs about local candidates, ballot initiatives or politics in general. Here's a recap. Letter: Lillie Not the Moderate He Seemed at First Letter: Kieffer’s Campaign Contributes to Negative Ads Letter: Sen. Ted Lillie Displays Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility, Competence Letter: Nancy Remakel Would Bring Foresight to the Washington County Board Letter: Lisa Weik Delivers as County Commissioner Letter: Nancy Remakel is a Common Sense Leader Letter: Lillie Not the GOP Leader He’s Made Out to Be Letter: JoAnn Ward Knows What Will Boost Minnesota’s Economy Letter: Setting the Record Straight for Ted Lillie Letter: Susan Kent Would be an …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Edwin DuBose, of Golden Valley's Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, says Minnesota's marriage amendment would only "hurt a select group of people."
On Sunday, Oct. 28, Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church Pastor Edwin DuBose took a risk. Out of thousands of sermons, DuBose for the first time shared how he will vote on a particular issue. DuBose told his congregation that he's voting “no” the proposed amendment to the state constitution that would define marriage as being between a man and a woman. “Before I preached my first sermon, the head pastor said, ‘Ed it's a little bit like walking on thin ice,’” DuBose told church-goers. "He was right. Over time I got comfortable and found the safer spot. But today I'm going to go out again where the ice is thin." For DuBose, who lives in Woodbury, walking on thin ice meant talking for 15 minutes about why he feels it’s so important to vote…
Sunday, October 14, 2012
A look back at the news of the week in Woodbury.
Woodbury Grad, Muskie Master Chad Mitchell-Peterson and his fishing partner recently won 2012 “Top Gun” honors in the Professional Musky Tournament Trail. Woodbury Pizza Call Meth Bust: Man Sentenced Officers were searching his motel room when he asked if he could order a pizza. Police found drugs in an advertising leaflet. Woodbury Finishers for 2012 Twin Cities Marathon See which of your neighbors completed the 26.2-mile course. Woodbury on Pace for Record Water Usage The previous high was set in 2007. Your Woodbury Winter-Wear Guide Just because it's cold outside, it's no reason not to be stylish. Marriage Amendment Discussion Comes to Woodbury Did anybody go to this event? How was it? Charity Swindle Hits Woodbury’s Prestwick Golf Club…
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The latest from Woodbury Patch’s Local Voices.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kris Janisch
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Here are this week’s blog posts—lots of political analysis, but also some great posts about food and fall. If you're interested in joining our Local Voices roll, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Same Sex Marriage? A discussion of the roots and implications of the same-sex marriage debate. (Thomas St Martin) Embracing Our Struggle “If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?” —Rabbi Hillel (Margaret Wachholz) Paul Davis Offers Tips for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13 Even though we have a great fire department in Woodbury, there have been a lot of fires in 2012. Here are some tips to prevent fires. (Caleb Brunz) Boost That Immune System Here are some tips to build your …