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Bemidji Republican banquet announced

BEMIDJI — The Beltrami County Republicans will host the annual Bemidji Republican Banquet 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bemidji American Legion, 217 Minnesota Ave. NW.

The keynote speaker will be former Secretary of State and current state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer. Tickets will be available at the door for $25.

Republican candidates for 2014 will be present, including for governor, Rob Farnsworth, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, state Sen. Dave Thompson and former Minnesota Speaker Kurt Zellers.

For U.S. Senate, State Rep. Jim Abeler and state Sen. Julianne Ortman will be present.

For State Auditor, Randy Gilbert will attend.