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Township Tuesday is one month away
Feb. 8, 2016

BY STARRLA CRAY
Associate Editor

WRIGHT, MEEKER COUNTIES, MN – Local townships will be conducting their annual meetings Tuesday, March 8, and most will also have elections that day.

Dassel Township
Dassel Township has two open positions. Erhard Woetzel re-filed for the supervisor position, and Karin Colberg re-filed for the clerk position.

Polls are open from 5 to 8 p.m., with the board of canvass commencing at 8 p.m. The annual meeting will start at 8:15 p.m. Voting and the annual meeting will take place at the Dassel History Center, 901 1st St. N.

Cokato Township
In Cokato Township, Brad Morris re-filed for the open clerk position, and Paul “Mike” Niemela re-filed for the open supervisor position.

Voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the township hall. The annual meeting will start at 8:05 p.m.

Kingston Township
Kingston Township also has two open positions. Supervisor Dan Schiefelbein re-filed, as did Clerk Gail Schiefelbein. The election and annual meeting will be at the Kingston Community Center. Polls will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. The board of canvass will be at 8:15 p.m., and the annual meeting will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Collinwood Township
The positions of supervisor and clerk are up for election in Collinwood Township. John Nowak has re-filed for the supervisor position, and Larry Ostlund has re-filed for the clerk position. The election will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the town hall, with the annual meeting to follow at 8:05 p.m.

French Lake Township
French Lake Township has a supervisor and clerk position open. Paul Erickson re-filed as supervisor.

Breanna Chapman, Rachael Lee Desens, and Debbie Schauer filed for the clerk position.

The annual meeting will take place at the township hall after polls close at 8 p.m.

Stockholm Township
There are two supervisor positions and the clerk position open in Stockholm Township. Supervisors Darlene Lind and Larry DeRosier have both re-filed, and Andrew Engh has also filed for a supervisor position. Jody Selseth re-filed for the clerk position.

Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stockholm Community Center. The annual meeting will follow at 8:15 p.m., at the same location as the elections.

Ellsworth Township
In Ellsworth Township, the positions of Clerk Gordy Sieffert and Supervisor David Tipka are up for election. Both incumbents re-filed.

Polls will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. The annual meeting will follow, starting at 8:15 p.m. at the township hall.

Darwin Township
Darwin Township has its elections in the fall, but will still have an annual meeting Tuesday, March 8 at the township hall, starting at 7 p.m. Clerk Fred Atkinson said the township plans to do minimal road improvements this year, since there were larger projects last year.

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