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Two special elections for open state House seats will be Feb. 12

Elections in Districts 14A and 19A will be held following resignations from legislators taking new jobs.

Two special elections for state House seats — in Districts 14A and 19A — will be held Feb. 12, Gov. Mark Dayton announced.

Voters will choose replacements for state Rep. Steve Gottwalt, a Republican from 14A in the St. Cloud area, who took a lobbying job, and state Rep. Terry Morrow, a DFLer from 19A in the Mankato area, who is taking a job in Chicago.

If needed, primaries for the two races will be Jan. 29.