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These candidates filed for local city and school offices

There will be competitive races this November for city council in Park Rapids, Nevis and Menahga, for Menahga mayor and for various school board seats.

Election 2022 in United States
Election 2022 in United States
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Filing closed on Aug. 16 for a number of positions on school boards and city councils that will be on the November ballot.

Park Rapids City Council

Seats on the Park Rapids City Council held by Tom Conway and Erika Randall are up for election this year, with a four-year term. In addition to Randall, Tim Little and Joe Christensen will be on the ballot.

Incumbent Mayor Ryan Leckner will seek re-election for a two-year term.

Nevis City Council

Seats on the Nevis City Council held by Blair Reuther and Ryan Mathisrud will be in play in the November election, with a four-year term. Reuther, Mathisrud and John Carrier will be on the ballot.

Incumbent Mayor Jeanne Thompson will seek re-election for a two-year term.

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Menahga City Council

Seats on the Menahga City Council held by Robyn Keranen and Art Huebner are up for election this year, with a four-year term. Huebner is seeking re-election. Also on the ballot will be Jody Bjornson and Mike Netland.

Incumbent Liz Olson will ask for another two-year term as mayor. Karen Candelaria has also filed for the position.

Akeley City Council

Three seats on the Akeley City Council are up for election, all for four year terms. They are for seats currently held by Nate George, Billy Krotzer and Dan Riggs.

Krotzer and Riggs were the only candidates who filed for election, leaving George’s seat open.

Park Rapids School Board

Seats on the Park Rapids School Board held by Stephanie Carlson, Dennis Dodge and Clayton Hoyt are up for election this year, with a four-year term. Dodge and Hoyt are seeking re-election. Joining them on the ballot are Colter Diekmann and Andrea Morgan.

Nevis School Board

Seats on the Nevis School currently held by Gary Stennes, Ed Becker and Andy Lindow are up for election this year, with a four-year term. Incumbent school board chair Andy Lindowis seeking re-election. Joining him on the ballot are Dave McGee, Jennifer McNamee, Aimee Plumley, Marv Vredenburg and Ben Hass.

Tara Wolff, who was appointed to serve the remainder of Justin Isaacson’s unexpired term, is the only candidate who filed for the two-year seat on the board.

Menahga School Board

Three school board members are up for election in November. The terms are four years each.

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Those with terms expiring this year are Andrea Haverinen, Katie Howard and David Treinen. All are seeking re-election. Joining them on the ballot is Dan Gaughan.

Laporte School Board

Seats on the Laporte School Board held by Joe Jorland, Lisa Price and Stephanie Zubke are up for election this fall, with four year terms. Andrew Graham, Karl Beck and Courtney Weber filed as candidates.

Also in play is George Taylor’s seat on the school board, with a two-year term. Jorland will be on the ballot for this position.

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