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All 5 Yellow Medicine commissioner seats up for election

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GRANITE FALLS -- The Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners approved a new redistricting plan Tuesday.

All five commissioner seats are up for election this year due to redistricting, a vacancy due to death, and the completion of terms.

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The commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday approved the first of two redistricting options presented, according to Yellow Medicine County Administrator Ryan Krosch. The other option would have placed a portion of the city of Canby in a different district.

The new plan creates these changes: District 1 will lose Sandness Township and the city of Hanley Falls.

District 4 gains Sandness Township and the city of Hanley Falls but loses Florida Township.

District 5 gains Florida Township.

As a result of the redistricting, the District 1 and District 4 seats will be up for election this November. They are currently represented by Greg Renneke and Ron Antony respectively. Both have served two of the four-year terms.

The District 3 and 5 seats, represented by Louie Sherlin and Gary Johnson respectively, are up for election due to the completion of their four-year terms.

District 2 is up for election to fill the vacancy created by the death of Dick Wambeke of Granite Falls.

The filing period for the commissioner seats is May 22 through June 5.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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