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3 days left to file as candidate for local office

Those interested in a seat at the table in their local city, township or school district government have through 5 p.m. Aug. 16 to file.

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Those interested in a seat at the table in their local city, township or school district government have through 5 p.m. Aug. 16, 2022, to file as a candidate.
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With three business days left for the August candidate filing period, a plethora of uncontested races and seats for which no candidates have filed remain.

Those interested in a seat at the table in their local city, township or school district government have through 5 p.m. Aug. 16 to file.

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All candidates must be eligible to vote in Minnesota, must have not filed for another office at the upcoming primary or general election, must be 21 years of age or older upon assuming office and must have maintained residence in their district for at least 30 days before the general election.

Visit candidates.sos.state.mn.us to view who’s filed thus far and to learn which seats are up for election.

Filings on Aug. 11

School districts

Pillager School District No. 116

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  • School board member (elect three) — Rebecca “Becky” Bennett (incumbent), Sara Nagel (incumbent).

Cities

Osakis

  • Mayor — Daniel J. Wessel (incumbent).
  • Council member (elect two) — Laura Backes (incumbent), Stephanie Finnegan.

Remer

  • Special election for council member — Katelyn Edstrom.

Verndale

  • Mayor — Tara Erckenbrack (incumbent).
  • Council member (elect two) — Jim Runyan (incumbent).

Townships

Lake Edward Township

  • Township supervisor, seat B — Ronald J. Metzen (incumbent).
  • Township supervisor, seat C — Gerald S. Cain (incumbent).
  • Township clerk — Loni Burnard (incumbent).
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