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State Primaries are Aug. 9

State primaries are on Aug. 9. Most local for West 7th area voters, Charles Barklind, who worked with the city’s District Planning Council, and Bill Hosko, a local business owner, who most recently ran for mayor, are looking to unseat longtime Ramsey County Commissioner Rafael Ortega, who represents District 5. 
     U.S. District 4 Rep. Betty McCollum will attempt to stave off Amane Badhasso and Fasil Moghul for the Democratic nomination. The District 4 Republican candidates are May Lor Xiong, Jerry Silver, and Gene Rechtzigel.
    Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling station, visit For a full list of candidates visit:

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