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Meet the candidates

Local people will have the opportunity to meet several candidates who are running for office this fall, at one place and at one time. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Sunnybrook Park North in Wadena. There will also be a few candidates in attendance who are not running for office in the coming election. The candidate forum is being hosted by the Wadena County Republican Party.

Here's the list of candidates who have indicated that they will be attending:

Minn. house candidates

Rep. Mark Anderson - Dist. 9A

Rep. Steve Green - Dist. 2B

Rep. Ron Kresha - Dist. 9B

Rep. Mary Franson - Dist. 8B

Minn. senate candidates

Sen. Paul Gazelka - Dist. 9

Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen - Dist. 8

Candidates for:

Governor — Jeff Johnson

US House District 7 — Torrey Westrom

US House District 8 — Stewart Mills

Secretary of State — Dan Severson

Attorney General — Scott Newman

Auditor — Randy Gilbert

Mike McFadden, who is running for US Senate, will be represented by family members. Senators Gazelka and Ingebrigtsen will be in attendance but are not up for reelection until the 2016 election.

Coffee, lemonade and cookies will be provided.