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Five candidates so far for Willmar School Board, filing closes today for 3 seats

WILLMAR -- Five people have filed so far for the Willmar School Board, and filing closes at 5 p.m. today. The candidates for the three four-year terms which begin in January are Jay Lawton, Linda Mathiasen, Kelly O'Farrell, Patrick Ousley and Don...

WILLMAR - Five people have filed so far for the Willmar School Board, and filing closes at 5 p.m. today.
The candidates for the three four-year terms which begin in January are Jay Lawton, Linda Mathiasen, Kelly O’Farrell, Patrick Ousley and Don Thorpe.
Mathiasen was the only incumbent to have filed as of Monday afternoon. The terms of Nathan Streed and Laura Warne will also expire at the end of the year.
Interested candidates may fill out an application and pay a $2 filing fee at the Willmar Public Schools District Office at 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar. The general election is Nov. 4.
For more information on the school board election please contact Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard at 320-231-8510 or via email at kjergaard@willmar.k12.mn.us .

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In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: lvanderwerf@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4340
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