NU narrows down council president choice

BROWN COUNTY — It is primary time in Minnesota today. Brown County voters will be able to select candidates for the general election.

In Brown County, this primary election will determine which U.S. Senate candidates will move on to the general election. State Senate District 16B will also be on the ballot. Incumbent 16B Congressman Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska) is being challenged for the Republican seat by Tamara A. Houle. Marinda “Mindy” Kimmel is the lone Democrat on the primary ballot for 16B.

New Ulm voters will be asked to select a councilor-at-large. The three candidates are Charlie Schmitz, Larry Mack and Andrea Boettger. The candidates with the top two votes will go onto the general election on Nov. 3.

Precincts open at 7 a.m. The Comfrey voting precinct is at 120 Brown St E. the Comfrey Community Center. Sleepy Eye’s precincts vote at 110 12th Ave. NE in the Sleepy Eye Event Center. Springfield votes at 33 Cass Ave. S. in the Springfield Community Center.

New Ulm has four voting locations. Ward 1 votes at 700 South Broadway in Redeemer Lutheran Church; Ward 2 votes at 600 North German in the New Ulm Community Center, Ward 3 votes at 1212 North Franklin in the New Ulm Civic Center and Ward 4 votes at 627 S. Washington St. in St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Albin, Bashaw, Burnstown, Cottonwood, Eden, Home, Lake Hanska, Leavenworth, Linden, Milford, Mulligan, North Star, Prairieville, Sigel, Stark and Stately Townships as well as Cobden, Evan and Hanska are mail ballot precincts. Mail ballot precincts can bring their ballots to the Auditor-Treasurer’s Office at the Brown County Court House until 8 p.m. Tuesday.


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