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Primaries are set in several area races


Central Minnesota voters will have plenty of contested elections to sustain their political interest — or not — when the Aug. 14 primary comes around.

Filings closed Tuesday for county, judicial and legislative seats.

Both of Crow Wing County’s county board seats will feature primaries with four candidates running for Commissioner Phil Trusty’s District 1 seat and five candidates running for Commissioner Doug Houge’s District 5 seat.

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