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White Earth gearing up for Primary Election


WHITE EARTH, MINN. – The White Earth Primary Election will be held Tuesday, April 3 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Elected positions to be filled are Chairperson and District III Representative.

The top two candidates for each position receiving the most votes will move on to the General Election June 12, unless a candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes in which case the candidate will be declared the winner.

Candidates running for Chairperson are Erma J. Vizenor (incumbent), Kenneth M. Coleman Jr., Sally Littlewolf, Karen M. Manypenny, and Char Lee-Ovaldson.

Candidates running for District III Representative are Kenneth “Gus” Bevins (incumbent), Tara R. Mason, Martha Williams, Mike T. Smith, Mike “Stink” Bevins, and Paul A. Soyring.

The community is invited to view the election results Tuesday, April 3 starting at 8 p.m. at the Golden Eagle Bingo Hall in Mahnomen, Minn.

For more information on the election, individuals are encouraged to call the White Earth Election Board at 218-936-5622 or 1-866-211-9154 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to noon. The election office is located in the old RV registration building located behind the Shooting Star Casino.


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