Nisswa City Council member resigns because of work commitments

Ross Krautkremer was last elected in 2020. Council will meet Jan. 31 to accept his resignation and discuss how to fill the vacant seat.

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Ross Krautkremer

NISSWA — After serving for a year, Ross Krautkremer is resigning his Nisswa City Council seat because of work commitments.

The Nisswa City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at city hall to accept Krautkremer’s resignation and to declare a vacancy on the council.

In the past, when a council member has resigned, the council has requested letters of interest and then has appointed someone to the seat.

City Administrator Jenny Max will recommend the council appoint someone to fill Krautkremer’s seat through 2022, and have a special election as part of the November general election for the remaining two years of the term.

Krautkremer’s term runs through 2024.


Krautkremer first joined the council after being appointed in June 2014. He won election to a four-year term that same year and then didn’t seek re-election in 2018.

He returned to the ballot in 2020 and was the top vote-getter in that election with 42.12% of the vote.

In his resignation letter to the council, Krautkremer said:

“It is with a heavy heart I must resign from my position on the city council effective immediately. Due to my workload at Nisswa Marine, I am unable to fulfill my duties for the city of Nisswa and unfortunately, I do not see that changing in the future. If I cannot give 110 percent and do my job for the citizens of Nisswa, I feel I must step aside and let someone else take that position.”

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Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

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