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Forum staff reports, Published November 04 2013

Breakdown of west-central Minnesota elections

MOORHEAD – Here’s a breakdown of the regional city and school board elections and school district referendums that will be voted on across west-central Minnesota today.

  • Moorhead mayor: Mark Hintermeyer, Mike Hulett, Kevin Shores, Del Rae Williams.

  • Moorhead City Council, 1st Ward: Mari Dailey, David John Hallman, Alex Huseby.

  • Moorhead City Council, 2nd Ward: Incumbent Mark Altenburg, Jim Haney.

  • Moorhead City Council, 3rd Ward: Incumbent Brenda Elmer, Julian Dahlquist.

  • Moorhead City Council, 4th Ward: Ben Anderson, Newzad Brifki, Chris Floberg, Chuck Hendrickson, Cassandra Lougheed.

  • Moorhead voters will decide on whether to move city elections to even-numbered years. It must pass with a simple majority, or 51 percent.

  • Dilworth mayor: Mayor Chad Olson is running for his second term unopposed.

  • Dilworth City Council, two open seats: Incumbent Jim Aasness and Jason Kakac. Council members in Dilworth are elected at large.

  • Voters in the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District will vote on a $166 per-pupil levy increase. The money is intended to expand the district’s use of technology and student counseling services.

  • Barnesville mayor: Eugene Prim is running unopposed.

  • Barnesville City Council, 1st Ward: No one is running.

  • Barnesville City Council, 2nd Ward: No one is running.

  • Barnesville, 3rd Ward: Incumbent Jason Rick, Wayne Cook, Dennis Braton Sr.

  • Barnesville Public Schools has four school board incumbents running unopposed: Jay Hochhalter, Chad Holland, Jay Rehder, Don Vancura

  • Hawley Public Schools is holding a vote on two referendums. First, there is an operating referendum that would renew and increase an expiring per-pupil levy by $4.58. A $495.42 per-pupil levy expires this year. The school district is proposing a $500 per-pupil levy to replace it.

    Voters in the Hawley School District will also vote on issuing general obligation bonds not to exceed $11,635,000 for renovations to the high school and elementary school facilities.

  • Voters in the Pelican Rapids School District will decide on a $22 million referendum for major renovations to the high school and junior high school.

  • Detroit Lakes Public Schools has a $59 million school referendum vote, which would affect every district-owned building.