Finstad, Munson deadlocked; ex-Hormel CEO wins DFL nod

Former Hormel CEO Jeff Ettinger will be the Democratic contender to replace the late Congressman Jim Hagedorn in an Aug. 9 special election. But the Republican nominee remained in doubt late Tuesday with former state Rep. Brad Finstad of New Ulm and current Rep. Jeremy Munson of Lake Crystal locked in a tight race in the special primary election.

Two marijuana legalization candidates were already set to advance to the Aug. 9 ballot because they were the only candidates in their pot-focused parties. Tuesday determined which Democrat and which Republican would join them.