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Wadena area primary election results

Take a look at how local voters cast their ballots for primary candidates.

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Primary voting took place Tuesday, Aug. 9, with voters from the Wadena area marking their ballots at the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center.
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WADENA — Local results are in for the Tuesday, Aug. 9 primary. While results are unofficial at this time, all precincts are included.

Wadena County Commission Dist. 1

Don Burns: 23.3%
Ron Noon: 63.35%
Victor Kern: 13.35%
(The top two vote-getters will appear on the November ballot. Current commissioner Sheldon Monson is running for House Dist. 5B)

Wadena County Commissioner candidates
The primary election is set for Tuesday, August 9. Check with your local city or township to determine where your vote station is located and hours of operation. In the city of Wadena, it's at the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center.

Wadena County Sheriff

Milo Scott : 25.68%
Mike Carr, Jr. (incumbent): 71.96%
Jason Hofer : 2.36%
The top two vote-getters will appear on the November ballot.

House District 5B

Mike Wiener : 50.48%
Sheldon Monson : 49.52%


Minnesota Senate District 5

Bret Bussman: 32.34%
Paul Utke: 57.33%
Dale A.P. Anderson: 10.34%
(All three are Republican candidates. The winner of the primary will appear on the ballot against DFLer A. John Peters.)

Minnesota Senate District 9

Jordan Rasmusson: 51.59%
Nathan Miller: 48.41%
(Both are Republicans. The winner of the primary will appear on the ballot against DFL-endorsed Cornel Walker of Fergus Falls this November.)

Congressional District 7

Jill Abasain: 59.08%
Alycia R. Gruenhagen: 40.92%
(Both are DFL and will take on Independent candidate Travis "Bull" Johnson and Republican Michelle Fischbach in the November election.)

Congressional District 8

Pete Stauber (Republican): 90.84%
Harry Welty (Republican): 9.16%
Jen Schultz (DFL): 86.4%
John Munter (DFL): 13.6%
(The winner from each party will advance to the November election.)

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