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Local Elections

Write-in candidate launches county commission campaign

A third candidate has launched a write-in campaign for the Ward County Commission. Zach Raknerud, Minot, announced he will be seeking write-in votes in the June 11 primary to advance to the general election in November. Write-in candidates need at least 300 votes and must finish in the top ...

Republicans back newcomer for US House

FARGO — A military veteran from Cando, making his first run for statewide office, earned the North Dakota Republican Party’s endorsement for U.S. House in an out-of-the-ordinary voting event at the state convention in Fargo Saturday. The endorsement went to Alex Balazs, who served in ...

Dem-NPL endorses Lamb for state auditor

FARGO – The North Dakota Democratic-NPL has endorsed Grand Forks attorney Tim Lamb for state auditor. “In a one-party state where all levels of government from the legislature to the governor, to all state offices, are under control of one party, the duties of the state auditor become ...

Council member announces candidacy

Steve Podrygula, Minot City Council vice president, announced he has filed the necessary petitions seeking re-election to the council at the June 11 city election. He said his priorities are making sure tax dollars are wisely spent, increasing openness and accountability in government, ...

Grand Forks legislator won’t seek reelection

GRAND FORKS – After nearly 16 years in the North Dakota Legislature, Rep. Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks, has announced he will not seek the Democratic-NPL nomination for reelection in District 18. “It’s often quipped that North Dakota is one big town with really long roads. Our Legislature ...

District 6 incumbent to run in primary

WILLOW CITY – Rep. Dick Anderson, R-Willow City, will be a Republican candidate on the June 11 primary ballot to represent District 6 in the North Dakota House of Representatives. Anderson was first elected in 2010 to represent District 7 and in 2012 was elected in District 6 to serve in ...