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New and familiar faces to make up Brainerd City Council


Brainerd City Council is mixing in some new blood following Tuesday’s election, with Chip Borkenhagen taking an at-large seat alongside current council president, Mary Koep, who was re-elected to the second open at-large seat.

Leading the at-large contest out of a total of seven candidates throughout most of the night, Borkenhagen brought in 25.87 percent of the votes, tallying 2,336.

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Jessi Pierce
Born: 9/28/1987 (age 24) High School: Mahtomedi High School (home of the Zephyrs) in Mahtomedi, Minn. College: Journalism and Mass Communications degree from Iowa State University (Class 2010) Passions: Sharing the story. I love getting to know people, and in particular this town as it is so new to me, and being able to share something about them with the public. That and sports, especially hockey and lacrosse. Follow me on Twitter @jessi_pierce (views on Twitter do not represent that of the Brainerd Dispatch)
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