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Boyum and Ryan prevail in primary


Sun, Sep 17th, 2000
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Monday, September 18, 2000

Incumbent First District Commissioner Donald Boyum out-polled three other candidates to garner the most votes in Tuesday's primary. Boyum will meet Randall Dahl in the general election on November 7. Dahl beat Lyle Meldahl by three votes to take the second spot.

Donald Boyum 281 39.68%
Randall Dahl 139 19.63%
Lyle Meldahl 136 19.20%
Doug Baker 125 17.65%

Randall Dahl was trailing Lyle Meldahl for second place by three votes with one precinct, Rushford Village, still to report. Dahl beat Meldahl by six votes in Rushford Village, 24 to 18.

Because of the close vote between Meldahl and Dahl, Meldahl has the right to request a re-count in writing to the county auditor. He has five working days from the time the Board of Canvas meets to make the request.

In District Five, John J. Ryan prevailed over Mark Prestby and Robert Anfinson. Prestby will square off against Ryan on November 7.

John J. Ryan 240 40.16%
Marc Prestby 219 36.80%
Robert Anfinson 114 19.15%

Ryan trailed Prestby by 50 votes, with one precinct, Harmony City, still to report. Ryan took Harmony by 71 votes, leaving a margin of victory of 21 votes.

Voter turnout. 2581 ballots were cast in the primary. This was 22% of the 11,675 eligible voters in 39 precinct.

Cross-over ballots. Because Tuesday's ballot was a partisan primary, voters were required to vote within party lines. Slightly more than 17% of the ballots, 443 out of 2581, were thrown out because voters crossed party lines in their ballot. Cross-over ballots were counted, however, in commissioner races in District One and Five.

In the Olmsted County side of Chatfield, voters who crossed-over had their ballots rejected by the electronic voting machine, which gave voters the chance to correct their ballot. Because the 39 precincts in Fillmore County use paper ballots, there was no way of knowing the ballot was incorrect until they were tallied.

Board of Canvas. The Board of Canvas, consisting of Fillmore County Commissioners Duane Bakke and Helen Bicknese and County Auditor Angela Burrs met on Thursday, September 14 to validate the primary voting.

Scanner. The new scanner at the courthouse proved to be up to the job on Tuesday. All precinct votes were totalled and posted within three hours of polls closing. In past years, problems with the scanner breaking down kept election j .....
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In the line of duty

Sun, Sep 17th, 2000
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Spring Valley men go west to battle forest firesBy Carol ThouinMonday, September 18, 2000

Reality television such as Big Brother and Survivor may have dominated the programming schedules this summer, but it was the stark reality of anoth ..... 
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Dad

Sun, Sep 17th, 2000
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Monday, September 11, 2000

Last week while tending my booth at the Minnesota State Fair I got the call Ive always dreaded. "Sit down," my brother Derald said softly. "Dad died just a little while ago."

Waves of emotion. Deep sighs. Ti ..... 
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More on Weeds

Sun, Sep 17th, 2000
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Monday, September 18, 2000

OK, so I got a little carried away two weeks ago when I wrote about loving your weeds. Maybe tolerating some of your weeds is a little more appropriate. Maybe I have a really weedy garden this year and I know you do ..... 
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This work is not for the birds

Sun, Sep 17th, 2000
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Monday, September 4, 2000

I stand on the roof of our workshop holding the end of a rope. My husband has tied the opposite end around his waist so he doesn't slip as he hammers nails into our new metal roofing. Although I am alert to the danger ..... 
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Sun, Sep 17th, 2000
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"Please Dont Touch the Rattlesnakes!"By John LevellMonday, August 21, 2000

Rattlesnake! The single word most likely to elicit a response from those who live or play along the Root River State Trail, especially during these more temperate, ple ..... 
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A walk in the woods

Sun, Sep 17th, 2000
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Monday, September 18, 2000

Theres always a welcome relief to a September. The kids are back in school, the humidity and temperature drop a point or two and even the pesky summer bugs are starting to disappear. Its a perfect time for a walk i ..... 
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A Favorite Teacher

Sun, Sep 17th, 2000
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Monday, September, 2000

The sunlight is suddenly different. Insects seem to respect our peace and quiet at night a bit more than they did a few weeks ago. There is a scent of dust on sunny days and the air feels cooler and dryer than just days ..... 
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Survivors

Sun, Sep 17th, 2000
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Monday, August 28, 2000

This is a story about survivors.

No, it is not about the gameshow/psychodrama that was recently portrayed on CBS, where neurosis is a developmental skill highly valued by artificially created tribal groups.
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