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Four candidates vie for Ward 4 seat

BEMIDJI –Four candidates will be considered for the vacant seat on the Bemidji City Council.

The candidates, who had to apply before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, are Linda Lemmer, Lee D. Falk, Reed Olson and Byron J. Rock.

The candidates will be interviewed by the council in a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday Jan. 28. The city charter requires the council to fill a vacant council seat by appointment. If they fail to do so 30 days after the vacancy was declared, a special election would be held.

The vacancy was declared after Rita Albrecht won the mayoral election in November midway through four-year term as the Ward 4 councilor.

John Hageman

John Hageman covers North Dakota politics from the Forum News Service bureau in Bismarck. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald and Bemidji Pioneer.  

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