Election 2018

ND Dem’s skillful moves to hold Senate seat in Trump country

MANDAN (AP) — Heidi Heitkamp has no patience for resisting. That's what the North Dakota Democrat says, though resistance also is a luxury Heitkamp can little afford in one of the nation's most Donald Trump-friendly states. The first-term U.S. senator, among the most vulnerable in her ...

See local election results

Minot Election results - Unoffical Mayor (1) Shaun Sipma 3,056 Timothy Mihalick 2,554 Nancy Bommelman 622 Council (3 seats) Mark Jantzer 3,428 Lisa Olson 3,328 Paul Pitner 3,163 Stephan Podrygula 2,868 David Shomento 2,502 Edward Montez 1,238 Municipal Judge ...

Three seek mayor’s seat

Mayoral candidate Shaun Sipma favors long-term planning and visioning. Candidate Tim Mihalick wants the city operated as a business. Candidate Nancy Bommelman supports an end to foolish spending. Minot voters will choose from the three candidates at the June 12 city election to replace ...

School board candidates: no easy answers to space, money crunches

Minot Public Schools’ space and money crunches are issues candidates for the school board say are among the district’s greatest challenges. Incumbent candidates Steve Velk and Laura Mihalick as well as newcomer Miranda Schuler responded to questionnaires from the Minot Daily News regarding ...

Candidates offer visions for park system

From upgrading neighborhood parks to building an indoor pool, candidates seeking seats on the Minot Park Board have dreams for filling in gaps in Minot’s recreational opportunities. Running are Randi Monley, Stephen Henderson, Richard Sabol, Mike Schmitt, Chuck Emery, Perry Olson and Steven ...

Candidates outline priorities for city council

Flood control is a priority for Minot’s city council candidates, but there’s much more they would like to see addressed. The six candidates for the three open seats on the June 12 ballot replied to a Minot Daily News questionnaire to talk about their priorities and thoughts on a variety of ...

Primary challenge

Primary election voters in Legislative District 3 will be deciding on June 12 which of four Republican House candidates will advance to the November ballot. District Republicans endorsed newcomers Jeff Hoverson and Bob Paulson of Minot. Incumbent representative, Andrew Maragos, and Alan ...

Two vie for municipal judge

Incumbent Municipal Judge Mark Rasmuson will be challenged by attorney Ashley Beall in the June 12 city election. Rasmuson has served as Minot’s Municipal Judge for 36 years. He lost his position on the bench to challenger Aaron Vibeto in 2010 but was re-elected in 2014. “I like what I do ...

Four file to run for Nedrose school board

Four candidates have filed to run for two open seats on the Nedrose school board. Incumbents Christopher Sutton and Holly Brekhus, along with challengers Kelly Maldonado and Lawrence Plourde, have filed to run. The two available seats are both for three-year terms. The election will be held ...

Minot Mayor Candidates Questionnaire

Minot Mayor Candidates Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma Tim Mihalick Nancy Bommelman Q: What are your budget priorities and what actions do you believe the council needs to consider to hold taxes down? Specifically, could you support shifting more infrastructure costs to special ...

Minot Public School Board Candidates Questionnaire

Steve Velk Miranda Schuler Laura Mihalick Michael Carswell (Carswell did not submit answers to the MDN questionnaire) Q: Teacher negotiations with the school board are at an impasse. As a board member, how do you believe the board should balance the need to provide teachers with fair ...

Minot City Council Candidates Questionnaire

Minot City Council Lisa Olson David Shomento Paul Pitner Stephan Podrygula Mark Jantzer Edward Montez Q: What are your budget priorities and what actions do you believe the council needs to consider to hold taxes down? Specifically, could you support shifting more infrastructure costs to ...

District 3 Republican Candidates Questionnaire

District 3 Republican candidates Jeff Hoverson Bob Paulson Andrew Maragos Alan Walter Q: What are your budget priorities for North Dakota? Hoverson: I would like to add my votes to the conservative wing of the Republican party. They are usually the best at lowering spending. Many thinking ...

Minot Park Board Candidates June 2018 Questionnaire

Minot Park Board Randi Monley Stephen Henderson Richard Sabol Mike Schmitt Chuck Emery Perry Olson Steven Blasing Randi Monley Q: What are your thoughts on the Minot Park District’s current short- and long-range plans, including a new golf course, development of the former landfill ...