Incumbents file early
Incumbents are marking their territory by filing early, but challengers also got their paperwork filled out to join in the race to November. In statewide races, Wadena's Dan Skogen, the DFL endorsed candidate for state senator in District 10, fil...
Incumbents are marking their territory by filing early, but challengers also got their paperwork filled out to join in the race to November.
In statewide races, Wadena's Dan Skogen, the DFL endorsed candidate for state senator in District 10, filed to run against Republican incumbent Cal Larson of Fergus Falls. In District 10B, Republican incumbent Dean Simpson of New York Mills has not yet filed, but is expected to defend his seat against Tim Nieminen of Wadena, the DFL candidate.
A hot local race is expected for the Wadena County Sheriff's job, and Mike Carr, Jr. and Ron Noon have already thrown their hat into the ring.
Other filings as of Tuesday morning included:
- The three incumbents up for election to the Wadena-Deer Creek School Board have filed their intentions to run again: William Higgs, Ann Pate and Betty White. No challengers had filed as of Tuesday.
- In Wadena County's commissioner races, Lane Waldahl has re-filed for his seat representing District 1. Dave Schermerhorn has filed for District 5.
- Kyra Odden Ladd filed for re-election as the county attorney.
- Char West filed again for the auditor/treasurer job for Wadena County.
- Soledad Henriksen filed to run for county recorder. She would replace retiring incumbent Judy Aagard.
- The Wadena County Soil and Water Conservation District had three incumbents file for re-election: Kenneth Berg in District 1, Marvin Runyan in District 2, and Ted Winkels in District 3.
- The filing period for Wadena city offices doesn't open until Aug. 29, as there will be no primary for those races.
The filing period closes July 18. This year's election will be Nov. 7, and a primary, if necessary, will be Sept. 12.