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Come Hell Or High Water


A candidate forum with a meet and greet opening for voters to meet, ask questions and listen to the candidates for various offices in O'Brien County is rescheduled. The Sutherland Library and the Sutherland Ruritan had banded together to sponsor the event. The late Dan Wetherell organized the effort. Due to an Accident, the event was initially cancelled. With a great deal of cooperation from all of the candidates, a new date has been selected for the forum.

In order to help the public make an informed decision about its local leadership a 'Candidate Forum' has been scheduled. A 'meet and greet' half hour will be held Tuesday evening, May 29 at 6:30pm at the Sutherland Fire Station. At 7:00, comments from uncontested candidates will be made. The four candidates vying for the 2 seats will be asked questions from the public and by a moderator. The public asked to come and participate.

A primary election will be held for local and state offices on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Two Supervisor seats are contested and three seats are up for reelection.

Tom Farnsworth is an incumbent supervisor. He is being challenged by Dennis Vanden Hull for the seat.

Dan Friedrichsen is also an incumbent supervisor being challenged. Dennis Fogelman will also be on the ballot.

Unchallenged county positions are O'Brien County Recorder, Susan Smith. She is looking for her second term. Missy Hattermann is the candidate for O'Brien County Treasurer. Missy looking to be elected to the seat for retiring Phyllis Rohlfsen. Rachel Becker is seeking the County Attorney office. Micah Schreurs has chosen not to stay in the office.


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