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Residents begin filing for local office

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Filing for city, township, and school board positions officially opened in Minnesota on Tuesday, July 29.

In the city of Crosslake, two residents have filed for mayor: the current mayor, Darrell Schneider, and Council Member Steve Roe. This means Crosslake will have at least one new council member, as Roe's seat is up for election this November.

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Three candidates have filed for positions on the Pine River-Backus School Board. Richie Bean, whose address is Pequot Lakes, and Lee Aimers, with a Backus address, each filed to fill one of the four-year terms currently held by Leslie Bouchonville, Katy Botz, Garny Gaffey and Sandra Poferl. Michael Griep, with a Pine River address, filed for the two-year position currently held by Jason Marcum.

No other area cities or school boards reported candidate filings as of July 29, although filing will remain open until Aug. 12.

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