Aug 27, 2013 at 10:40 am
ST. CLOUD (KNSI) - The Stearns County Board of Commissioners have set a date for a special election to fill the seat left open following the death of Don Otte.
During their regular Tuesday morning meeting, the commissioners marked November 19th as the date for a primary election.
Commissioners also approved spending $22,000 toward the special election date, set for January 28, 2014.
The state mandates a special election instead of an appointment because Otte had more than a year left in his county commissioners' term.
Otte passed away on August 13th. The Sauk Centre area farmer had represented District 5 for the last 14 years.
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