Joel Johnson files to run for Kandiyohi County Board

Joel Johnson from Pennock has filed to run for the open seat on the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners for District 3.

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WILLMAR — A third candidate has filed to run for the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners.

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Joel Johnson, who lives in Mamre Township north of Pennock, will be running for the open District 3 seat. The district covers a small portion of northern Willmar, along with the townships in the northwest quarter of the county. No longer part of the district are the city of Pennock and St. Johns Township, which moved to District 5.

Two other candidates have announced their intentions to seek the open seat as well — Kim Larson, of Willmar, and Dale H. Anderson, of Belgrade.

With at least three candidates running a primary election will need to be held on August 9. The general election will be held Nov. 8.

Incumbent county commissioner Rollie Nissen announced Tuesday evening that he does not intend to run for re-election.


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With $1.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds still uncommitted, the Kandiyohi County Board will continue its discussion on possible ways of spending the money during a work session on Tuesday, following the regular county board meeting.

Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email or direct 320-214-4373.

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