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Crow Wing Power hosts meeting/appreciation day

An estimated 2,000 people attended the Crow Wing Power Member Appreciation Day and annual meeting Saturday, June 9.

A total of 4,798 ballots were cast in this year's board of directors election.

• In District 1A, Bob Kangas was re-elected with 4,422 votes.

• In District 2 At-Large, incumbent LuAnn Nelson received 3,104 votes over Carl Younce's

617 votes; Kristin Graham's 610 votes; and James Hawkinson, who received 367 votes.

• In District 3B, where there was no incumbent, Ric Larson won the seat with 1,296 votes,

over Pat Kasella, with 1,116 votes; James Mecklenburg's 854 votes; Ron Miller's 739

votes; and David Johnson, who received 725 votes.

A pancake breakfast was served by Chris Cakes from Iowa, who entertained the crowds by

flipping and tossing pancakes for attendees to catch on their plates. Children partook in many activities, including horse rides by the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol.