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Minnesota governor to announce Wednesday date of special election to fill Kubly seat

ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton plans to announce on Wednesday when an election will be held to replace Sen. Gary Kubly, who died Friday.

Dayton's office said the announcement will come after Kubly's funeral in Granite Falls.

The secretary of state's office reports that the election must be within 35 days. Besides the main election date, Dayton must plan for a primary election if needed.

Once Dayton issues a writ for an election, candidates may file for office in the auditor's office of the county where they live or the secretary of state's office.

Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.