A Frequent Name At The Ballot Box, Dick Franson Dies At 86A 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.
Steve Simon Wins DFL Nod For Top Election Official 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.
Incumbent Klobuchar Easily Wins DFL Senate Primary Sen. Amy Klobuchar has easily won her Democratic primary as she looks for a second term in Washington.
Minn. Candidates Begin Filing To Run For Office Candidates have begun filing to run for elected positions ranging from the Minnesota Legislature to the U.S. Congress.
Another Republican Enters Fray Vs. Sen. KlobucharA third Minnesota Republican is moving ahead with a bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar in next year's U.S. Senate race.