Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus school board candidates file for seats

Newcomers to seek seats on Crosslake City Council

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Candidates for both the Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus school boards have filed for office as of Friday, Aug. 5.

In addition, there will be at least a three-way race for mayor in Crosslake, where two newcomers also filed for two open city council seats.

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The filing period to seek election to area city, township and school board seats remains open through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Following is a list of who has filed to run for area seats that will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot as of Friday, Aug. 5.

Pequot Lakes School Board

  • Three four-year school board terms: Dena Moody (incumbent), Mariah Hines, Pamela Johnson.

Pine River-Backus School Board

  • Four four-year school board terms: Wanda Carlson (incumbent), Ryan Trumble (incumbent), Leslie Bouchonville (incumbent).

Pequot Lakes

  • Two four-year city council terms: Dan Ronning (appointed council member).

Breezy Point

  • Two-year mayor term: Angel Zierden.
  • One two-year city council term: Steve Jensen.


  • Two-year mayor term: Carla Bainbridge, Dave Nevin (incumbent), Donald Andre Chouinard.
  • Two four-year city council terms: Jayme A. Knapp, Jackson Purfeerst.


  • Two-year mayor term: John Ryan (incumbent).
  • Two four-year city council terms: Jesse Zahn (appointed council member), Mark Froehle (appointed council member).

Lake Shore

  • Two four-year city council terms: John Terwilliger (incumbent).



  • Two four-year city council terms: Barb Sherlock.

East Gull Lake

  • Two four-year city council terms: James Ritter, Gary Scheeler.


  • Two-year mayor term: Roger (Buddy) Lund.
  • Two four-year city council terms: Bill Spiess, Dave Johnson, Gregory Koch.

Area Crow Wing County townships

  • Gail Lake Township: David C. Bramman, supervisor seat 2. Donald L. Lohse, supervisor seat 3. Catherine Erickson, town clerk.
  • Jenkins Township: James Olsen, town clerk.
  • Little Pine: Norman Hawley, town supervisor seat B. Nan Hawley, town treasurer.

Area Cass County townships

  • Birch Lake: John Freeman, town supervisor seat 2. Nicholas Daigle and Tony Peterson, town supervisor seat 3.
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