A frequent presence on Minnesota’s election ballots has died. Dick Franson ran for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide and local offices for a total of about 30 attempts. Franson died Wednesday after going through rehab for a concussion earlier this year. He was 86.
State Rep. Steve Simon is the DFL nominee for secretary of state. Simon turned back two frequent candidates, Dick Franson and Gregg Iverson, in Tuesday’s primary.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar has easily won her Democratic primary as she looks for a second term in Washington.
Candidates have begun filing to run for elected positions ranging from the Minnesota Legislature to the U.S. Congress.
A third Minnesota Republican is moving ahead with a bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar in next year’s U.S. Senate race.