Election 2020

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Demonstrations held Friday against Trump’s visit

Featured photo: Demonstrators at Indivisible Bemidji event. Photo courtesy of Eric Callagan.  Two organized demonstrations took place Friday, voicing their discontent with the current White House administration. Indivisible Bemidji organized a silent gathering, which featured many people standing along Paul Bunyan Drive near downtown Bemidji holding Biden-Harris signs and, as organizer Jean Christensen said, bearing…

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Secretary of State Steve Simon announces first day of early voting as both presidential candidates visit Minnesota

Minnesota Secretary of State Simon announced the start of early voting by absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election. Minnesota is one of the first states in the country to open absentee voting for all eligible voters. This year’s August 11th primary election saw record-setting participation in absentee voting, and over 926,000 Minnesota voters have…

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Meet the Candidates for MN Senate District 5

Featured photo, from left: Rita Albrecht and Justin Eichorn. Graphic courtesy of Eric Callagan. Minnesota’s Senate District 5 represents a portion of Beltrami, Itasca and Cass Counties. Incumbent Republican Senator Justin Eichorn faces a challenge for the seat from DFL-endorsed candidate and current Bemidji mayor Rita Albrecht. RITA ALBRECHT Rita Albrecht has served as Bemidji’s…

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Meet the Candidates for Minnesota House 2A

Featured photo, from left: Matt Grossell and Jeremiah Liend. Graphic courtesy of Eric Callagan. In Minnesota House 2A, a district that encompasses portions of Beltrami, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods Counties, Republican incumbent Matt Grossell faces a challenge from DFL-endorsed candidate Jeremiah Liend. MATT GROSSELL Matt Grossell, of Clearbrook, has served in the Minnesota…

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City primary results approved

The Bemidji City Council in their role as the canvassing board approved Tuesday’s primary results. Eighty-five voters were registered on election day, 22 voters registered absentee, and almost half of all ballots received were absentee. City Clerk Michelle Miller said that with the high turn out of absentee voting, election judges had extra time to…

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