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Another local mayoral race becomes competitive

Josh Jacobson filed as a candidate for Ironton mayor, joining Louis Dirkes, who filed Thursday.

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BRAINERD — Another local mayoral race became competitive with candidate filings Friday, Aug. 5.

Josh Jacobson filed as a candidate for Ironton mayor, joining Louis Dirkes, who filed Thursday.

In Crosslake, a third candidate joined the field for mayor with the filing of Donald Andre Chouinard, who faces incumbent Dave Nevin and Carla Bainbridge thus far.

Several candidates filed to become members of area school boards, although thus far — with the exception of Brainerd — the number of candidates who’ve filed has not exceeded the number of seats available this fall.

Filings on Aug. 5

School districts

Crosby-Ironton School District No. 182

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  • School Board member (elect three) — Beth Hautala.

Pequot Lakes School District No. 186

  • School Board member (elect three) — Mariah Hines, Pamela J Johnson, Dena Moody (incumbent).

Pine River-Backus School District No. 2174

  • School Board member (elect four) — Leslie Bouchonville (incumbent).

Wadena-Deer Creek School District No. 2155

  • School Board member (elect three) — Julie Bushinger, Ryan Damlo (incumbent), Melissa Seelhammer (incumbent).

Cities

Crosslake

  • Mayor — Donald Andre Chouinard.
  • Council member (elect two) — Jackson Purfeerst.

East Gull Lake

  • Council member (elect two) — Gary Scheeler.

Ironton

  • Mayor — Josh Jacobson.

Longville

  • Mayor — Floyd “Jocko” Kline (incumbent).

Townships

Moose Lake Township

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  • Township supervisor, seat 1 — John Benson (incumbent).

Sylvan Township

  • Township supervisor, seat 3 — Patrick Cox.

Thunder Lake Township

  • Township treasurer — Shem Daugherty.
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