The city of Emily has a two-horse race after Tracy Jones filed Tuesday, Aug. 4, to challenge incumbent Mayor Roger “Buddy” Lund for the seat.

With the Nov. 3 Election Day looming on the calendar, 2020’s second filing period is coming together as hopefuls declare themselves for local public office across Crow Wing, Morrison, Aitkin, Todd, Wadena, Mille Lacs and Cass counties.

Candidates can declare to seek election for area city, township, school board and special district seats during the current filing period that began Tuesday, July 28, and extends through Aug. 11.

This includes municipalities without a primary election, which is the general rule in the area with the exception of Brainerd. The general election is Nov. 3. The filing fee is $2, paid to the city, township or school office clerks.

The following candidates have filed between Monday, Aug. 3, and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. Directions for the filing process can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y6cbgry7.

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Cities and townships

Thunder Lake Township Town Supervisor 1

  • James E. Johnson (incumbent).

Ansel Township Town Clerk

  • Linda Kuschel (incumbent).

Ross Lake Township Town Supervisor 2

  • Mark Caspers.

Wolford Township Town Supervisor B

  • Daniel LaPierre (incumbent).

Wolfford Township Town Supervisor C

  • Donald Nyvold.

Deerwood Mayor

  • Michael Aulie (incumbent).

Deerwood City Council (Elect Two)

  • Eric Ostrowski (incumbent).

Emily Mayor

  • Tracy Jones.

Crosby City Council (Elect Two)

  • Phillip “Doc” Mihoover.