Nobember 07, 2012 Election Recap Local Races:
Congressman Tim Walls won a fourth term, defeating Allen Quist.
GOP State Senator Julie Rosen of Fairmont was re-elected in District 23.
DFL State Representative Kathy Brynart of Mankato was rel-elected in Dist 19B.
There were some upsets on the Mankato City Council: Chris Frederick defeated incumbent Mike Laven and Jason Mattick un-seated Charlie Hurd. Tamra Rovney was also re-elected.
North Mankato City Council winners were incumbent Billy Steiner and newcomer Kim Spears.
Blue Earth County Commissioner Mark Piepho was re-elected.
Nicollet County Commissioner Jack Kolars defeated challenger Bill Schindle.
Commissioners Marie Drantell and James Stenson were also re-elected.
Several local school bond issues were approved in New Ulm and Madelia. Both Lake Crystal issues passed.