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McGrath, Taylor challenge Robinson for county seat

One of the few contested races on Tuesday's primary ballot will be for the Hubbard County Commission.

Three candidates are opposing incumbent Lyle Robinson, who has served on the board since 1987.

Robinson is a plumbing contractor from Benedict.

He is being opposed by Cynthia Rohlf McGrath, who grew up in Laporte. Now living in Akeley, McGrath is a night auditor at the Chase Hotel in Walker. This is her first run for office.

The third candidate is George M. Taylor Jr., who is an employee of Bemidji State University. He ran against Robinson two years ago in the primary and is a school board member in Laporte.

The fourth candidate is Marty Steffel, a Nevis resident and self-employed businessman. He runs Steffel Advertising and a New Ulm publishing company. He ran in the same race two elections ago.

There are no primaries for township, city or school elections this year.