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W.E. Tribal primary election is Tuesday

The White Earth primary election is Tuesday, April 1, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Community members can keep track of the results Tuesday evening at the Golden Eagle Bingo Hall in Mahnomen.

The following positions are open for four-year terms: chairperson and district III representative, (covers the areas of White Earth, Pine Point, Callaway, Ogema, and Elbow Lake.)

The White Earth Reservation Tribal Council certified the following individuals to run for office.


Raymond J. Bellcourt

Erma J. Vizenor (incumbent)

Patrick W. Scott Sr.

Frank Stech Jr.

Darrell Boone Wadena

Anthony (Tony) Wadena

Peter Charette

District III Representative:

Kenneth "Gus" Bevins (incumbent)

Ralph "Bucky" Goodman

Gordon L. Boswell

Leonard "Lenny" Potter

Gary Lee Bevins Sr.

Barbara Fabre

Mike E. Bellanger

Robert F. Howard

Marvin Manypenny

Lucille M. Silk

Timothy St. Clair

Jr. Basswood

The top two candidates in each position that receive the most votes will move on to the general election on Tuesday, June 10.

However, if a candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes, they will be officially elected to that position and will not have to run in the general election.