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Polling sites set for Leech Lake primary


CASS LAKE – Polling locations for the upcoming Leech Lake Tribal Council primary election have been set.

Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 3.

For absentee voters, the Leech Lake General Election Board office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 31. The office is located in the Che-We Complex building.

Here is a list of the polling sites for each district:


Inger – Community Center

Ball Club – Community Center

Squaw Lake – Community Center


Bena – Community Center

Sugar Point – Community Center

Smokey Point/Kego Lake – Kego Lake Community Center


Cass Lake – Dikinaagan Center

Mission – Community Center

Onigum– Community Center

Cass River – Community Center

Oak Point – Community Center

In addition, the Bemidji voting precinct will be located at Bemidji City Hall, 317 4th St. NW. The Leech Lake Twin Cities voting precinct will be at Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin, Minneapolis.

Twenty-two candidates have been certified by the Leech Lake Tribal Council for the primary.

There are 11 candidates for each of the chairman and District III seats.

The following are certified candidates for the chairman’s position:

Carri Jones

Delmar L. Jones III

Arthur “Archie” LaRose (incumbent)

Michael J. Bongo

Sally Fineday

Roger T. Aitken

Veronica Veaux

Enriqueta “Ketta” Flores

Richard A. Schulman Sr.

Eugene “Gene” Rock

William “Bill” Butcher Jr.

The following are certified candidates for the District III seat:

Eugene “Ribs” Whitebird (incumbent)

Leroy Staples-Fairbanks III

Robert “Robbie” Budreau Sr.

Martin “Mutt” Robinson

Cynthia Madigan

Ron Hare

Christopher D. Finn

Michael Reyes

Esther C. Humphrey

John Johnson

Skip Lyons

The general reservation election board will meet April 4 to certify primary results, to be printed the following day. The general election will be June 12.

For more information, call (218) 335-7220 or (877) 577-7945.


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