Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan recently announced the following area appointments on state boards and councils.

  • John "Chip" Lohmiller, of Crosslake, was reappointed to the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education as a Minnesota State Fire Chief Association Representative through Jan. 2, 2023.

  • Gavin Peterson, of Hackensack, was appointed to replace Gary Stevens on the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education as a volunteer firefighter through Jan. 2, 2023.

  • Shawn Hansen, of Nisswa, was appointed to replace Jean Bowman on the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council as a Central Region representative through Jan. 2, 2023.