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Lawton files for election to City Council in Willmar, Minn.


WILLMAR -- Jay Lawton has filed for election to the Willmar City Council in Ward 4.

"I'm running because I believe I have a responsibility to help make good decisions for the community," he said Friday.

Lawton, who has lived in Willmar and worked for Jennie-O Turkey Store for 22 years, wants to bring new blood and new ideas to the City Council and "do my part to keep things moving."

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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