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Local League of Women Voters candidate forums are Wednesday

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Area League of Women Voters and Heartland Community Action Agency will sponsor two forums for candidates for Willmar City Council and Willmar School Board.

The forums will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the council chambers at the Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W.

Leading off will be the forum for City Council candidates from 7 to 8 p.m. with incumbent Steve Gardner and challenger Tim Johnson in Ward 2 and incumbent Jim Dokken and challenger Susana Hunnicutt in Ward 4 answering questions.

The second forum from 8:05 to 9:05 p.m. will have School Board incumbents Wayne Lenzmeier, Shawn Mueske, Eric Roberts and Sandi Unger and challengers Don Thorpe and Mike Reynolds answering questions.

The forums will be presented live on WRAC-TV, Channel 8 and will be taped for later presentation. Also, the forums will be broadcast live on KWLM Radio.

Voters may attend in person and submit written questions. Listeners and viewers may submit their questions by using the following numbers: 507-317-9315, 507-317-8742 or 507-327-7604 (provided by Alltel).

Also, questions may be submitted in advance to Nancy Johnson at 320-235-5978 or Jan Dahl at 320-235-0836.