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Tietz files for Senate seat
New Prague real estate agent Rod Tietz, a former member of the New Prague Area School Board, filed Thursday to run for the Minnesota State Senate seat being vacated by Tom Neuville, who has been appointed as a judge in the Third Judicial District.
Tietz filed as a Republican. He is one of four Republicans to file prior to Thursday's deadline. Candidates have until 5 p.m. today (Friday) to withdraw from the race. If more than one candidate remains on the ballot for any of the three major political parties, a primary election will be held Tuesday, Dec. 18.