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Lake Shore to appoint mayor after Knudsen wins House seat

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Voters collect their ballots at Lake Shore City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
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LAKE SHORE — The city will appoint a mayor in January after current Lake Shore Mayor Krista Knudsen was convincingly elected to the House District 5A seat.

She garnered 14,735 votes as the Republican candidate to DFL candidate Brian Hobson’s 6,159 votes. Hobson is from Park Rapids.

Knudsen is in the middle of her first four-year mayor term after the council in 2020 voted to extend the mayor’s years of service from two to four.


She was elected mayor in 2020 after serving as a council member since 2013. She was elected to four-year council terms in 2012 and 2016.

Andrew (Andy) Stewart will be a new face on the Lake Shore City Council after being elected with 423 votes.

Incumbent council member John Terwilliger will begin a third term after being re-elected with 452 votes.

Terwilliger, a 10-year mayor from 2005-14, was elected to the council in 2014 and 2018. He also was a city council member for four years before becoming mayor.

Council member Doug Miller, first elected in 2006, did not file for a fifth four-year term.

There were 16 write-ins for Lake Shore City Council.


The following northern Brainerd lakes area cities had uncontested races in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, election.

Pequot Lakes City Council

Incumbent Mayor Tyler Gardner, first elected mayor in 2020, will serve a second two-year term with 932 votes. He previously served as a council member from 2013-2014, resigning his seat mid-term because he moved out of the city for a few years.

Incumbent council member Cheri Seils, first elected in 2018, will serve her second four-year term with 695 votes.

Council member Dan Ronning, appointed in January 2021, won his first election with 717 votes. He’ll serve four years.

There were 20 write-in votes - 13 for mayor and seven for council.

Pine River City Council

Incumbent Mayor Tamara Hansen will serve another two-year term with 239 votes.


Incumbent city council members Patty Melby and Anthony DeSanto were elected to another four-year term. Vote totals were 181 for Melby and 175 for DeSanto.

There were eight write-in votes for mayor and six for city council.

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Fifty Lakes City Council

Incumbent Mayor Steve Dahlke was re-elected with 280 votes.

Incumbent council member Mark Bradley will serve another four-year term. He received 271 votes.

Newcomer Jill Radman will join the council. She garnered 207 votes.

Council member Jodie Schrupp didn’t file for a fourth term.

Manhattan Beach City Council

Incumbent Manhattan Beach Mayor Paul Allen won re-election to another four-year term with 18 votes Tuesday, Nov. 8. There were 16 write-in votes.

Incumbents Steve Amans and Barbara Ann Wannebo were elected to four-year city council terms with 18 votes for Amans and 30 votes for Wannebo. There were 14 write-in votes.

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