Weather Forecast


Senate, 7th District Congressional seats to be contested in Sept. 9 primary

While there are no city, county or state district candidates involved in this year's primary election, voters still should remember that their votes could play a role in at least a couple of major races.

The Minnesota primary election is Sept. 9.

For federal offices, primaries will be contested for U.S. Senator, and for the 7th Congressional District.

In the Senate race, Republican Norm Coleman, the party endorsed incumbent, is being challenged by one other Republican.

Al Franken, the DFL's endorsed candidate, is being challenged by six other DFL challengers.

There are seven Independence Party candidates, and one from both the Libertarian and Constitutional parties.

In the 7th District race, DFL incumbent Collin Peterson is being challenged by Republicans Glen Menze and Alan Roebke.

There also will be two Supreme Court Associate Justice seats up for primary elections.

In Stevens County, the primary election precincts are:

• Ward 1A - American Legion;

• Ward 1B - Evangelical Free Church;

• Ward 2A - Morris Senior Center;

• Ward 2B - UMM Oyate Hall;

• Ward 3A - Federated Church;

• Ward 3B - Zion Lutheran Church

• Alberta City Hall, St. Mary's Hall, Chokio, American Legion Backroom, Donnelly City Hall, Swan Lake Town Hall, West Central Research and Outreach Center, Hancock Community Center.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in cities, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the townships.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Public testing of the electronic voting equipment to be used at the primary election is Friday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. in the second-floor conference room of the Stevens County Courthouse.