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Minnesota 2020 Presidential Primary Election Results

In the statewide race, with 4,098 of 4,110 precincts reporting, Joe Biden is the projected winner of Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor presidential primary.

Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Nomination for President of the United States
Joseph Biden – 287,380
Bernie Sanders – 222,500
Elizabeth Warren – 114,746
Michael R. Bloomberg – 62,050
Amy Klobuchar – 41,415

Duluth 2020 Presidential Nomination Primary Sample Ballots

Minnesota’s 2020 Presidential Nomination Primary will be held on March 3. Voters must pick a team: Republican or Democratic-Farmer-Labor party. The Republican sample ballot is above, DFL is below. The Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party and the Legal Marijuana Now Party are not participating in the nomination primary.

List of U.S. Presidents who have visited Duluth

General Dwight D. Eisenhower campaigning for president in 1952 at the Duluth Civic Center.

How many U.S. presidents have been to Duluth? Well, we don’t know for sure, but the best answer available seems to be “at least a dozen.” As far as we know at Perfect Duluth Day, no one has ever compiled a list before. There was, however, a fairly detailed exchange of info in the 2011 post “How many U.S. presidents visited Duluth?

Combining that info with more recent discoveries, below is the best available information. History nerds can feel free to add more info.

Video: Duluth Inauguration 2020

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson and newly elected city council members were sworn in at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center on Jan. 6.

Historic Inauguration of Duluth City Councilor Janet Kennedy

Duluth’s 2020 Inauguration was historic as the city welcomed its first African-heritage person to serve on the city council. Janet Kennedy has long been serving the city as a leader in the local NAACP as its first vice president and chair for the Health & Environmental Equity Committee. Kennedy now represents District 5 in western Duluth on the council. She joins Renee Van Nett of District 4, who was part of another historic inauguration in 2018 as the council’s first Native American woman.

Duluth 2019 General Election Results

Emily Larson will serve a second term as Duluth Mayor. There will be three new city councilors: Derek Medved, Roz Randorf and Janet Kennedy. Paul Sandholm is new to the school board.

Duluth Mayor
Emily Larson – 13,340 | 63.65%
David Nolle – 7,509 | 35.83%
Write in – 110 | 0.52%

Meet the Candidates: Duluth General Election 2019

Candidates for Duluth municipal and school board positions spoke about their platforms in anticipation of the Nov. 5 General Election. The video was recorded in the Duluth Public Access Community Television Studio.

Duluth 2019 General Election Sample Ballot

General Election polls open Nov. 5 at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

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Duluth 2019 General Election Primer

One week ago the field was thinned. Below is a look at the Duluth municipal and school board races to be decided during the General Election on Nov. 5.

Duluth Mayor
Emily Larson
David Nolle

Duluth 2019 Primary Election Results

With 34 of 34 precincts counted …

Duluth Mayor
(Top two candidates advance to General Election)
Emily Larson – 5,225 | 66.87%
David Nolle – 992 | 12.7%
John Socha – 450 | 5.76%
Daniel Weatherly – 285 | 3.65%
Donald Raihala – 220 | 2.82%
Caleb Anderson – 206 | 2.64%
Jesse Peterson – 193 | 2.47%
Corey Ford – 160 | 2.05%
Doris Queen Lavender – 83 | 1.06%

At-large Duluth City Councilors
(Two positions; top four candidates advance to General Election)
Arik Forsman – 3,570 | 26.87%
Noah Hobbs – 3,313 | 24.94%
Derek Medved – 3,003 | 22.6%
Mike Mayou – 2,338 | 17.6%
Stephen Abernethy – 498 | 3.75%
Nathaniel Rankin – 321 | 2.42%
Matthew William Stewart – 242 | 1.82%

Third District Duluth City Councilor
(Top two candidates advance to General Election)
Roz Randorf – 661 | 47.9%
Theresa O’Halloran-Johnson – 454 | 32.9%
Henry Banks – 185 | 13.41%
Ryan Glenn – 80 | 5.8%

Meet the Candidates – Recorded by PACT-TV Duluth

The staff from PACT-TV Duluth invited candidates for the mayoral, at-large city council and council districts 1, 3 and 5 to speak up to 5 minutes in regarding their candidate platforms.

PDD Quiz: Presidential Twin Ports

Courtesy of Archives and Special Collections, University of Minnesota Duluth.

Test your knowledge of local history and presidential trivia with this week’s PDD quiz, which explores presidential visits to the Twin Ports. Inspired by a 2011 PDD post, this quiz relies heavily on external sources (Zenith City Online and Minnesota Reflections in particular).

The next PDD quiz will review the month’s headlines; it will be published on July 28. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by July 25.

Mayor Larson at MinnRoast: Minneapolis lakes are “so cute”

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson appeared at MinnRoast, the annual variety show fundraiser for the nonprofit news website MinnPost, to pay tribute to those cute little Minneapolis lakes. The event was held April 26 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis.

Video: Duluth State of the City Address 2019

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson gives her fourth State of the City Address in the gymnasium at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School.