Contested race slated in Ward 1
BEMIDJI - There will be a contested election for Ward 1 after all.
Derrick Houle filed for election on Monday, joining previously announced candidate Michael Meehlhause.
Filing for Ward 1 ends Tuesday.
It was extended beyond the normal filing period as sitting Councilor Kevin Waldhausen filed for re-election and then withdrew from election. Per state statute, that prompts an extension of the filing period for that city ward.