Election 2020


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…


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…


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…


LWV holds candidate forum

The Bemidji area chapter of the League of Women Voters held an informal candidate forum Saturday, Aug. 1, at Cameron Park. Candidates were given two minutes to introduce themselves, and seven minutes to answer three questions. Beltrami County Board of Commissioner candidates present were Danny Anderson (District 4), Mike Bredon (District 5), Jim Lucachick (incumbent,…


First filer for Bemidji Councillor-At-Large

The race for the next Bemidji City Councillor-at-large is underway, and one person entered their name during the first filing day. Daniel C. Jourdain, who has an address in Bemidji’s Ward 4, filed yesterday. The winner of the special election will serve out the rest of Jim “Doc” Thompson’s term, which expires at the end…

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