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Forums set Tuesday for Kandiyohi County Board, 13B candidates

WILLMAR -- Candidates for the House of Representatives District 13B race will participate in a forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Sponsored by the Willmar Area League of Women Voters and Heartland Community Action Agency, the one-hour forum will be held in the Willmar City Council Chambers, located at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W.

Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, and challenger Bonnie Wilhelm, R-Willmar, will provide opening and closing statements and will respond to questions posed by people in the audience as well as questions called into a special phone line.

At 8:05 p.m., candidates vying for the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners seat representing District 2 will participate in the second forum of the evening.

Richard Larson of Willmar, the incumbent, is being challenged by William Graves, also of Willmar.

Voters may attend in person and submit written questions. Listeners and viewers may also submit questions by using the following local numbers: 320-905-1507; 320-905-3829; 320-905-2227.

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

Questions will be screened by the League and Heartland volunteers before the moderator presents them to the candidates.

Refreshments will be served during the forums for people who wish to watch the debates live.