Minn. candidates begin filing for office

Candidates have begun filing to run for elected positions ranging from the Minnesota Legislature to the U.S. Congress. The filing period for the 2012 election opened Tuesday at the Secretary of State's office and continues through June 5.
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Candidates have begun filing to run for elected positions ranging from the Minnesota Legislature to the U.S. Congress. The filing period for the 2012 election opened Tuesday at the Secretary of State's office and continues through June 5.

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