1st District special primary set for Tuesday

Tuesday, a special primary is set to take place to fill the vacancy left by the late U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn.

Hagedorn died at the age of 59 in February.

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The primary will be held in Minnesota’s First Congressional District, which represents much of southern Minnesota.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

No Republican candidate has been endorsed for Tuesday’s primary, but the top candidates include Hagedorn’s widow Jennifer Carnahan, state Rep. Jeremy Munson and former state Rep. Brad Finstad.

The endorsed Democratic candidate is former Hormel Foods CEO Jeffrey Ettinger.

Find more information about the special primary from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office here.