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Primary election set Aug. 9

The Tuesday, Aug. 9, primary election will pare down the field of candidates for McLeod County commissioner in Districts 3 and 4.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. that day.
Each district has three candidates, and the primary election will determine the final two candidates in each district. Those candidates will appear on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
District 3 candidates are incumbent Paul Wright of rural Hutchinson, Rob Raiche of Hutchinson and Kevin Masrud of Stewart. District 3 includes the city of Hutchinson Precinct 3, the city of Stewart, and the townships of Collins, Lynn, Penn and Round Grove.
District 4 candidates include Jeff Nies of Hutchinson, Rich Pohlmeier of Brownton and Brad Wick of Hutchinson. The current incumbent, Sheldon Nies, plans to retire at the end of this term. He is the father of Jeff Nies. District 4 includes Hutchinson Precinct 1, the cities of Brownton and Biscay, and the townships of Hassan Valley, Rich Valley and Sumter.
The city of Hutchinson also has one council seat on the primary ballot as four people filed for Seat 3, including former mayor Steve Cook, Mark Rutz, Chris Stoick and William K. Teetzel.
Also on the ballot are candidates for U.S. Representative for Minnesota District 7. Voters can only vote for one party in the primary. Republican Party candidates are David Hughes and Amanda Lynn Hinson. Congressman Collin Peterson, the incumbent, is running unopposed on the DFL side of the ballot.
The only other race on the primary ballot is for Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice 6. Candidates are Natalie Hudson, the incumbent, and challengers Michelle L. MacDonald and Craig Foss.

For more, including  list of polling places, see the Aug. 3 print edition of The Chronicle.