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2 incumbents, fire chief seek mayoral seats

A number of other incumbent members of area school boards, city councils and township boards appeared on the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website Thursday, alongside others not currently serving in those roles.

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BRAINERD — Two local incumbent mayors will seek reelection this fall while the chief of the Cuyuna Fire Department filed to run for a mayoral seat.

Nisswa Mayor John Ryan filed Thursday, Aug. 4, to retain the seat he first earned in 2020. Also seeking to continue as mayor is Walker Mayor Annie McMurrin, elected in 2020.

In Ironton, Louis Dirkes, fire chief of the volunteer department in the city of Cuyuna, submitted his name for mayor.

A number of other incumbent members of area school boards, city councils and township boards appeared on the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website Thursday, alongside others not currently serving in those roles.

Contested races emerged for two township board seats in Cass County. Nicholas Daigle and Tony Peterson will face off for Seat 3 on the Birch Lake Township Board, while Brian Palkovich and Vernon Williams both filed for Seat 5 in Crooked Lake Township.

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Filings on Aug. 4

School districts

Pine River-Backus School District No. 2174

  • School Board member (elect four) — Wanda Carlson (incumbent), Ryan Trumble (incumbent).

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School District No. 113

  • School Board member (elect three) — Keane Johnson.
  • Special election for School Board member — Tristan Ehlenfeldt.

Cities

Backus 

  • Council member (elect two) — Barb Sherlock.

Crosby

  • Council member (elect two) — Jim Traylor (incumbent).

East Gull Lake

  • Council member (elect two) — James Ritter.

Garrison

  • Council member — Aaron Eckhout (incumbent).

Ironton

  • Mayor — Louis Dirkes.

Lake Shore

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  • Council member (elect two) — John Terwilliger (incumbent).

Nisswa

  • Mayor — John Ryan (incumbent).

Pequot Lakes

  • Council member (elect two) — Dan Ronning (incumbent).

Remer

  • Council member (elect two) — Diane Ammerman (incumbent), David Anderson (incumbent).

Walker

  • Mayor — Annie McMurrin (incumbent).
  • Council member (elect two) — MaryBeth Hansen (incumbent).

Townships

Birch Lake Township

  • Township supervisor, seat 2 — John Freeman (incumbent).
  • Township supervisor, seat 3 — Nicholas Daigle, Tony Peterson.

Crooked Lake Township

  • Township supervisor, seat 1 — David Thompson.
  • Township supervisor, seat 5 — Brian Palkovich, Vernon Williams.

Sylvan Township

  • Township supervisor, seat 3 — Keith Card (incumbent).
  • Township supervisor, seat 5 — Ronnie “Swede” Arneson.

Turtle Lake Township

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  • Township supervisor, seat 1 — Reno Wells (incumbent).
  • Special election for township supervisor, seat 3 — George Ernster.
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