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Filing period for state, county elections closes

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MORRIS – The filing period has closed for several statewide and county offices.

Here’s a rundown of the local seats up for election and the candidates who have filed. Minnesota’s primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 12.


State Representative District 12A – Incumbent Jay McNamar (DFL) will be challenged by either Republican Nancy Taffe of Morris or Republican Jeff Backer of Browns Valley.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.