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Write-in candidates victories may be result of Garrison City Hall leaky roof


A leaky roof at the Garrison City Hall may have led, at least indirectly, to a victory by two write-in candidates for Garrison city posts. The write-in candidates were Pat Charlson and Sue Foster.

Charlson won the mayor’s race 59-52 against Mayor Bruce Pierson and Foster was the top vote-getter for the Garrison City Council post with 47 votes. The council candidates on the ballot were Matt Biever (35 votes) and Jimmy Naegele (34 votes).

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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