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Tuesday forum in Willmar to feature House candidates in 17A, 17B

WILLMAR -- Voters will have the opportunity to learn Tuesday where local Minnesota House of Representatives candidates stand on the issues. A forum conducted by the Willmar Area League of Women Voters is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in th...

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WILLMAR - Voters will have the opportunity to learn Tuesday where local Minnesota House of Representatives candidates stand on the issues.

A forum conducted by the Willmar Area League of Women Voters is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Willmar Municipal Utilities Building. The forum will cover the races for House District 17A and District 17B.

The candidates for 17A are Republican incumbent Tim Miller and Democrat challenger Lyle Koenen. Incumbent Republican Dave Baker and Democrat Anita Flowe are running for the 17B seat.

District 17B includes Willmar and the northern two-thirds of Kandiyohi County. District 17A includes all of Swift and Chippewa counties and most of Renville County as well as a small portion of Kandiyohi County.

Additional forums scheduled for this month include:

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Oct. 16: Willmar School Board, 7 p.m., Willmar Municipal Utilities auditorium.

Oct. 18: New London City Council, 7 p.m., New London-Spicer High School Performing Arts Center.

Oct. 23: Kandiyohi County Board, 7 p.m., Willmar Municipal Utilities auditorium.

Questions for the candidates can be emailed to lwvwillmar@lwvmn.org or posted on the League of Women Voters of the Willmar Area Facebook page.

Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email slindrud@wctrib.com or direct 320-214-4373.


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