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Candidates file for area political offices

The filing period for federal, state and county offices closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 3. Following is a roundup of people who have filed for area offices as of noon Tuesday, June 3, according to the Secretary of State website:

U.S. Congressional District 8: incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., of rural Crosby; Stewart Mills III, a Republican from Nisswa.

House District 10A: incumbent Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter; Joshua Heintzeman, a Republican from Nisswa.

House District 10B: Incumbent Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby; Dale Lueck, a Republican from rural Aitkin.

House District 9A: Incumbent Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Lake Shore; Dan Bye, a Democrat returning to rural Pequot Lakes.

House District 5B: Incumbent Rep Tom Anzelc, DFL-Balsam Township; Justin Eichorn, a Republican.

Cass County commissioner District 1: Incumbent Neal Gaalswyk.

Cass County recorder: Incumbent Kathryn “Katie” M. Norby.

Cass County sheriff: Incumbent Tom Burch.

Cass County attorney: Incumbent Christopher Strandlie.

Crow Wing County commissioner District 2: Incumbent Paul M. Thiede of Pequot Lakes; Kurt Martin of rural Brainerd.

Crow Wing County commissioner District 4: Incumbent Rosemary Franzen; Beth Pfingsten.

Crow Wing County auditor-treasurer: Deborah A. (Goble) Erickson of Brainerd. (Incumbent Laureen Borden is retiring.)

Crow Wing County recorder: Doug Hansen of Nisswa; Mark Liedl of Breezy Point; Brian Wallin of Pequot Lakes. (Incumbent Kathy Ludenia is retiring.)

Crow Wing County sheriff: Incumbent Todd O. Dahl.

Crow Wing County attorney: Incumbent Donald F. Ryan.

Find information on candidates who have filed for office by visiting

Area cities, townships and school districts in Crow Wing and Cass counties will have candidate filing periods from July 29–Aug. 12.

On Nov. 4, Minnesota voters will head to the polls to decide a U.S. Senate seat, all U.S. House seats, as well as governor and other state constitutional officers, and all Minnesota House seats. The 2014 election will also include many county commissioners, county sheriffs, county attorneys, auditors, treasurers and recorders.

Primary Election Day is Aug. 12.