In the results of the gubernatorial recount posted by the Secretary of State Tuesday, there was a puzzle: Waseca, home to 8,000 voters, saw 114 challenged ballots -- more than any other county in the state.
Yes, said auditor/treasurer Joyce Oliver on challenges: "We have a ton of them."
Of the challenges passed on for the state canvassing board to judge 111 were from representatives of Republican Tom Emmer.
Oliver said she would consider most of those challenges frivolous but, since she's new and on the advice of the Secretary of State, she decided not to challenge the Emmer observers' objections and just passed them all on.
But the vast majority, she said, will likely not pass muster.
She said many of the ballots Emmer's people wanted counted were completely blank.
"There was nothing on them. Not a mark of any kind," she said.
Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran.