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Bruce Mackenthun

Nov 8, 2013

Judicial retention bill faces uncertain future

The 2014 legislative session could set the stage for a high-profile battle over how Minnesota picks its judges. A broad coalition is renewing a push to pass a ballot initiative that would move the state to a judicial retention election system.

Apr 16, 2012

Endorsement roundup: Mike Beard survives 12-ballot endorsing barn-burner

State Rep. Mike Beard barely survived a GOP endorsement challenge on Saturday in House District 55A. Beard faced a backlash for his support for retention elections of judicial contests. There were also DFL conventions in Districts 2 and 4.

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