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Primary election Tuesday, Aug. 11

DELANO, MN – The primary election for Wright County District 5 commissioner will be from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. For more information on polling locations, who is on the ballot, etc., click here.

Filing deadline Tuesday, Aug. 11

DELANO, MN – The deadline to file for city and school board positions is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. Contact your local city hall or school district office for more information.

Emmer telephone town hall Thursday, June 4

OTSEGO, MN - Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-06) has announced that he will be holding a telephone town hall from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, June 4. He will be joined by Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove and State Executive Director for the USDA Minnesota Farm Service Agency Joe Martin.

“As Congressman for Minnesota’s Sixth District, it is my number one priority to answer to the people that I represent,” said Emmer. ”I enjoy hosting in-person town halls, but in the interest of remaining accessible and maintaining the comfort of my constituents who continue to social distance, I will be hosting a fourth telephone town hall to connect with my constituents. I hope you will join me on June 4.”

To join the call, dial 855-962-1252.

Free produce distribution Wednesday, May 27

Boxes of fresh produce will be available for drive-through pickup on a first-come, first-served basis at seven area sites beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.

Locations include:

• Light of Christ Lutheran Church, 3976 County Line Rd SE, Independence

• Montrose United Methodist Church, 230 Center Ave.

• Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Railway St. E., Loretto

• Our Father’s Lutheran Church, 3903 Gilbert Ave., Rockford

• Buffalo Covenant Church, 1601 Hwy. 25

• St. Thomas Catholic Church, 20000 Co. Hwy. 10, Corcoran

• Colonial Mall (Alleluia Lutheran Church), 403 Central Ave. E. St. Michael

Appropriate distancing and COVID-19 mitigation practices will be employed.

Voters may apply for absentee ballots now

ST. PAUL, MN – Starting today, voters may apply online for an absentee ballot to be mailed to them. Voters may request an absentee ballot for the Aug. 11 primary election and/or the Nov. 3 general election.

Voters do not need a reason to vote by absentee – any Minnesota voter may use this method to vote.

Voting absentee by mail is a good way to reduce community exposure to the corona virus – for voters, election judges, and staff.

Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Candidate filing period opens Tuesday, May 19

ST. PAUL, MN – Before a general election, there is a two-week filing period during which candidates can submit their affidavit of candidacy to the filing officer. Prospective candidates should contact the filing officer to learn which offices will be on the ballot at the upcoming election—some offices may only be up for election every two, three, four, or six years. Special elections to fill vacancies may have filing periods of different lengths.

The filing period for federal, state, and county positions is Tuesday, May 19, through 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.

The filing dates for city offices such as mayor and council member depend on whether the city holds primaries or not.

Candidates in cities where a primary is possible may file from Tuesday, May 19, until 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.

Candidates in cities where a primary is not held may file from Tuesday, July 28, until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.

The same rules apply for school board positions.

Click here for information on filing fees.