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Filings closed for area townships for supervisor, clerk

January 21, 2008

By Roz Kohls
Staff Writer

Filings for township officers for the spring elections closed Tuesday.

Collinwood and Dassel Townships have had some candidates file for township elections this spring. Incumbents who filed are Randy Holm for Collinwood Township Supervisor, and Larry Ostlund for clerk of Collinwood Township.

Also, incumbents Orville Anderson filed for Dassel Township Supervisor, and Karin Colberg filed for Dassel Township clerk.

Cokato Township also features two spots, the clerk position served by Dan Siltala and a supervisor position served by Dan Bravinder. Only Bravinder refiled.

Ellsworth Township has its clerk position open, served by Tom Carlson and a supervisor position open, served by Roger Werner. Werner refiled for supervisor, and Gordy Seiffert filed for clerk. Carlson did not refile.

In Stockholm Township, two positions are up, the clerk position served by Amanda Zeidler and supervisor position served by Paul Yates. Yates is serving the rest of John Lind’s position after he resigned.

Only Yates has filed for the supervisor position.

French Lake will have its clerk position open, served by Rosanne Peterson, and a supervisor position served by Mike Granquist. Both Granquist and Peterson have re-filed.

Townships in the area will conduct elections in the spring, except for Kingston and Darwin, which have even-year elections now and won’t offer an election again until Fall 2008.

The supervisor positions are three-year terms and the treasurer positions are two-year terms in each township.

Township elections will be conducted Tuesday, March 12.