ST. CLOUD -- Stearns County has set the dates to hold a special election in filling the seat of the late Don Otte.

Otte died August 13th after a long battle with cancer.

The filing period for Otte's District 5 seat will be from September 10th until 5:00 p.m. September 17th.

The primary election will be held November 19th with the general election taking place January 28th.

Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels says it is the most aggressive timeline allowed by state law.

District 5 covers approximately the western two-thirds of the county including Albany, Paynesville, Melrose and Sauk Centre.