Senate District 09

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Senate District 09

Senate District 09 is the Endorsing Unit of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party providing organization and support for Local, State, Federal and National Democratic Endorsed candidates all across the Northwestern part of Minnesota which includes Wilkin County, Traverse County, Grant County, western third of Douglas County and Otter Tail County.  We are in Congressional District 07.


Spring is here and we wish everyone good health and happiness.  We are looking forward to working together toward the next horizon and 2024.


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We are extremely proud to have re-elect our State DFL Leaders:  Governor – Tim Walz, Lt. Governor – Peggy Flannigan, Attorney General – Keith Ellison, Secretary of State – Steve Simon & State Auditor – Julie Blaha … AND retained the MN House while regaining the MN Senate!!

  Thank you to all of you who worked on the campaigns, volunteered and contributed.  


Senate District 09 monthly meeting is held on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 pm.  We meet on zoom and if you wish to attend, please contact Vernae Hasbargen at:  [email protected]



Minnesota’s New Senate District 9  Which is located in the Northwestern part of Minnesota, it includes Wilkin County, Traverse County, Grant County, western third of Douglas County and Otter Tail County.


SD9 DFL Central Committee


Chair Vernae Hasbargen, Wilkin
[email protected]


Vice-Chair Jay McNamar, Grant Chair [email protected]


Secretary Christeen Borsheim, Traverse [email protected]


Treasurer Paul Haarstick, Otter Tail [email protected]


Outreach Robin McNamar, Grant [email protected]


Grant County Judy Gunderson, Vice-Chair [email protected]


Douglas County Bonnie Bina, Chair [email protected]


Otter Tail County Mike Windey, Chair [email protected]
Ellen Palmer, Vice-Chair [email protected]


Traverse County Clariece Brecht, Chair [email protected]
Frank Kuss, Vice-Chair [email protected]


Wilkin County Greg Boole, Chair [email protected]
Colleen Engebretson, Vice-Chair [email protected]




April 2023

State Central Committee ?

Monday April 17 SD9 Monthly Mtg. 7:30 pm

Monday April 24 OTC Monthly Meeting

Set up Training for Computer at Caucuses

Set up date training for Caucus conveners


May 2023

Monday May 15 SD9 Monthly Mtg. 7:30 pm

Monday May 22 Last day of Legislative

Monday May 22 OTC Monthly Meeting

Plan for County Fairs


June 2023

Saturday June 3 Blue Goose Days 10am parade Wahpeton/Breckenridge

Saturday June10 Summer fest FF 6pm

Friday June 16 Turtlefest Perham 6:30 pm

Monday June 19 SD9 Monthly Mtg. 7:30 pm

Saturday June 24 Deer Creek Fest 11am

Saturday June 24 Barrett Old Settlers parade 5pm

Monday June 26 OTC Monthly Meeting


July 2023

Friday July 7 N York Mills 7pm

Friday July 7 Henning Fest 7pm

Saturday July 15 Ashby Appreciation Days parade at 6:00

Saturday July 8 Pelican fest 11am

Saturday July 15 Dent Dazes 1pm

Monday July 17 SD9 Monthly Mtg. 7:30 pm

Wednesday July 19-22 WOTC Fair FF

Wednesday July 20-23 Traverse Co Fair  7th St S, Wheaton, MN

Wednesday July 20-23 Grant Co Fair Herman 605 Vienna Ave S, Herman, MN

Saturday July 22 Parade at 4pm Thursday July 20-23 EOTC Perham Fair

Saturday July 22 Chief Wenonga 7pm

Monday July 24 OTC Monthly Meeting

Saturday July 29 SCC Meeting Virtual to approve the Call


August 2023

Saturday August 5 Elbow Lake Flekkefest parade at 5:00

Sunday August 6 P Prairie 12noon $25 parade entry fee

Thursday August 10 OTC Picnic

Saturday August 12 SCC TBA

Saturday August 12 Ottertail Parade10 am

Sunday August 13 Vergas 2 pm

Thursday August 17-20 Wilkin Co Fair

Wednesday August 16-19 Douglas Co Fair

Saturday August 19 Vining 7 pm

Monday August 21 SD9 Monthly Mtg. 7:30 pm

Monday August 28 OTC Monthly Meeting

Precinct Caucus set locations for Calendar


September 2023

Saturday September 2 Underwood 2pm

Monday September 18 SD9 Monthly Mtg. 7:30 pm

Satu ay September 23 Dalton Parade 11am

Monday September 23 OTC Monthly Meeting


October 2023

Monday October 16 SD9 Monthly Mtg. 7:30 pm

Monday October 23 OTC Monthly Meeting


November 2023

Monday November 20 SD9 Monthly Mtg. 7:30 pm

Monday November 27 OTC Monthly Meeting


December  2023

Saturday December 2 SCC TBA




January 2024

Monday January 22 OTC Monthly Meeting

January Precinct Caucuses training


February 2024

Monday February 26 OTC Monthly Meeting

Tuesday February 27 Precinct Caucuses


March 2024

Tuesday March 5 Presidential Primary

Saturday March 23 Otter Tail Convention Place and time TBA Plan for an Office??


April 2024

Monday April 22 OTC Monthly Meeting

Saturday April 27 Senate District 9 Convention, Place and time TBA



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Accommodation Resources

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