Nora G. Hertel, St. Cloud Times

Nora G. Hertel

St. Cloud Times

St. Cloud, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Nora:

Stearns County elections audit confirms electronic count in 3 precincts

County officials across the state audit themselves after elections. → Read More

How did the 3rd woman elected to the Benton County board beat an incumbent?

The Benton County board will get three new members in January, including one woman who defeated a two-term incumbent. → Read More

'Tough row to hoe': Central Minnesota legislators prepare for budget and split government challenges

Sen. Jeff Howe, R-Rockville, expects next session will give everyone 'a tough row to hoe,' with the looming budget deficit and divided government → Read More

Rep. Dan Wolgamott defeats Paul Brandmire, wins 2nd term in St. Paul

The District 14B race has been called in Wolgamott's favor. The overlapping Senate race has not been called yet. → Read More

Aric Putnam pulls ahead of Jerry Relph in early results for St. Cloud's Senate seat

St. Cloud House and Senate District 14 races are hotly contested. Incumbents had an early advantage, but one challenger is pulling ahead. → Read More

U.S. Sen. Tina Smith wins re-election in contest against Jason Lewis

Al Franken's successor U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, Trump-ally Jason Lewis and two candidates from other parties are in the mix for Minnesota's Senate seat. → Read More

Election results: Republican incumbents gain early leads in District 13 races

All the incumbents had about 70% of votes in those early results. But the votes are still coming in → Read More

Results: Tom Emmer gains edge against Tawnja Zahradka in race for Congressional District 6

Republican Congressman Tom Emmer had the lead in the race for Congressional District 6 early Tuesday night. → Read More

Ballots keep rolling into Central Minnesota election offices, statewide total nears 1.6 million

See how many early ballots have been accepted in Stearns, Benton and Sherburne counties as of Friday. Statewide that number is 1.58 million. → Read More

Meet the 3 candidates who hope to serve Becker, Foley areas in the state House

Get to know the priorities and opinions of the DFL, Republican and Veterans Party candidates in the race for House District 15B → Read More

How much are Central Minnesota campaigns raising and spending?

Incumbents seem to have the fundraising advantage in local Legislative and Congressional races. → Read More

Stearns County adds 1 death, 113 cases of COVID-19 as MN sees 4th day of 1,500-plus cases

Stearns County's new cases exceeded 100 Monday and reported one new death tied to COVID-19. → Read More

Part of U.S. Highway 10 closed near Royalton due to crash Monday

Eastbound lanes are close north of Royalton until at least noon on Monday. → Read More

Clothing at the polls: Current candidate swag prohibited. Masks required

If you want to wear campaign swag for candidates of yore, that's OK as long as they are not on the current ballot. → Read More

Bonding bill: What's in the $1.9 billion funding package for Central Minnesota?

Funds went to the St. Cloud MAC, the Jacob Wetterling Rec Center in St. Joseph, the Becker Industrial Park and projects in Alexandria, Sartell, Foley. → Read More

Tri-county area adds 250-plus COVID-19 cases; Minnesota daily cases exceed 2,000 for the first time

The state reported 2,287 new cases Friday. It reported 13 new deaths, none of which were in the tri-county area. → Read More

What you need to know about 2021 budgets and taxes in Stearns, Benton, Sherburne counties

Stearns, Benton and Sherburne counties have adopted increases to their 2021 tax levies but tax rates will go down in each thanks to growth. → Read More

Stearns gains 31 cases of COVID-19, Benton 12 and Sherburne 12 in slight slowing Monday

In Minnesota 1,178 more people have tested positive for the COVID-19 and three more have died according to Monday's data. → Read More

What do death records reveal about COVID-19 deaths in Central Minnesota?

Most COVID-19 deaths in Stearns, Benton and Sherburne have multiple causes. But those people wouldn't have died now without COVID, say experts. → Read More

Crossroads Center goes into lockdown during police chase

Suspect fled into mall, arrested without incident, according to St. Cloud police → Read More