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Tribal election is Tuesday

Voters on the Fond du Lac Reservation will elect two vital leadership positions next Tuesday. Facing off for Reservation Business Committee chairperson are incumbent Kevin R. Dupuis Sr. and challenger Bryan (Bear) Bosto. The two candidates for RBC District I (Cloquet) Representative are incumbent Wally Dupuis and challenger Jeroam DeFoe. RBC District III Representative Roger Smith Sr. was already sworn in for another term July 8, after winning more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary election.

Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Polling places follow:

• District I: Fond du Lac Tribal Center, ENP Dining Hall, 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet

• District II: Sawyer Center, 3243 W. Moorhead Road, Sawyer

• District III: Brookston Community Center, 8200 Belich Road, Cloquet

Eligible voters are enrolled members of the tribe 18 years of age or older. To vote for a committeeperson, a voter must have resided in the district for at least 30 days immediately preceding the election.

The polling stations will be observing social distancing requirements inside the buildings, and no more than five voters at a time will be allowed inside the polling station. Voters are encouraged to wear face masks, and hand sanitizer stations will be set up.

Because absentee voting was more popular this year in most elections because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Pine Knot News published RBC candidate profiles in the July 17 issue. Read those under the “Elections 2020” tab at http://www.pineknotnews.com or stop by the office at 122 Avenue C to purchase a back issue of the newspaper.

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