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Local Elections

Elections decided in two area write-in races

Brian Reamann has accepted the mayor’s position in Sawyer following a write-in election June 9. No one filed for the position, and Reamann and three others finished in the four-way tie with three write-in votes each. The other three declined the position. In Kenmare, Nicole Michalenko ...

Three finalists for position on state board of higher education

Three finalists have been selected for a seat on the state board of higher education. The names of the finalists will be forwarded to Gov. Doug Burgum for consideration. According to the state superintendent of public instruction, the finalists are Ian Grande, of Bismarck, the principal of ...

Ward County begins tallying cost of primary election

Ward County has begun advertising for a tax director and tallying the cost of an unusual election. The Ward County Commission took up these and other matters at a meeting Tuesday. Ward County Auditor Devra Smestad said her office still is computing the cost of the mail-in primary election, ...

Ward County canvassing board finalizes election results

The Ward County Canvassing Board certified a voter count of 12,964 on Monday, with no changes to any contest results. Voter numbers are among the largest on record for a primary election in Ward County. The board counted 45 additional ballots after rejecting 48 ballots related to unmatched ...

Three candidates lead council race

Unofficial election results showed Minot voters selected Tom Ross, Stephan Podrygula and Carrie Evans to serve on the Minot City Council Tuesday. A number of additional ballots are expected to be counted when the canvassing board meets Monday. Ross works at Gooseneck Implement and has served ...

Rostad, Gessner, Berryman elected to school board

Mike Gessner and Bonny Berryman, both retired Minot Public Schools teachers, defeated incumbent board members Mark Lyman and Mitch Kraft to win four-year seats on the Minot Public School Board in Tuesday’s election. They join board president Jim Rostad, who was elected to another ...

Ward County voters end weather modification program

Ward County residents decided on Tuesday’s ballot measure to end a weather modification program that has existed for around 50 years. Although Tuesday evening’s ballot count on the measure is unofficial yet, the measure received an unofficial count of 1,884 “yes” votes and 10,868 ...

Minot, Ward County and Area election results

Ross, Podrygula, Evans advance in unofficial results Unofficial election results showed Minot voters selected Tom Ross, Stephan Podrygula and Carrie Evans to serve on the Minot City Council Tuesday. A number of additional ballots are expected to be counted when the canvassing board meets ...

Scott Burlingame — Minot City Council Q&A

Scott Burlingame wants to bring his experiences in community engagement and organizational budgeting to the Minot City Council. Burlingame, executive director at Independence, Inc., is one of five candidates running for three seats on the Minot City Council in the June 9 city election. His ...

Carrie Evans — Minot City Council Q&A

Carrie Evans says she wants to bring a fresh and different voice to the Minot City Council. She is one of five candidates seeking three seats in the June 9 city election. Evans grew up in Minot and graduated from Bishop Ryan and Minot State University. She left the state to pursue her ...

Stephan Podrygula — Minot City Council Q&A

Experience matters for Minot City Council candidate Stephan Podrygula, who is the only incumbent among the five people seeking council seats in the June 9 city election. Podrygula was appointed to the council to fill a vacancy in 2018 but previously served from 1998-2002 and 2004-2008 and in ...

Roscoe Streyle — Minot City Council Q&A

A former Minot legislator with a background in finance and budgeting, Roscoe Streyle wants to bring his experience to the Minot City Council. He is one of five candidates seeking to fill three positions on the council in the June 9 election. Streyle says he will work for the betterment of ...

Tom Ross — Minot City Council Q&A

Minot City Council candidate Tom Ross would bring a background of community knowledge and involvement to city government if elected in the June 9 city election. He is one of five candidates seeking to fill three positions on the council. Ross, who works at Gooseneck Implement, considers ...

Park Board candidate Cliff Hovda brings experience

Minot voters will select two candidates from a field of five to fill positions on the Minot Park Board in the June 9 city election. The election is being conducted with absentee ballots. Ballots must be postmarked June 8 or delivered to a drop box by 4 p.m. on June 9. The drop box in Minot is ...

Park board candidate Jeff Risk wants improvements to continue

Minot voters will select two candidates from a field of five to fill positions on the Minot Park Board in the June 9 city election. The election is being conducted with absentee ballots. Ballots must be postmarked June 8 or delivered to a drop box by 4 p.m. on June 9. The drop box in Minot is ...

Park board candidate Justin Hammer looks to get involved

Minot voters will select two candidates from a field of five to fill positions on the Minot Park Board in the June 9 city election. The election is being conducted with absentee ballots. Ballots must be postmarked June 8 or delivered to a drop box by 4 p.m. on June 9. The drop box in Minot is ...

Park board candidate Ken Kitzman ready to give back to community

Minot voters will select two candidates from a field of five in the June 9 city election to fill positions on Minot Park Board. The election is being conducted with absentee ballots. Ballots must be postmarked June 8 or delivered to a drop box by 4 p.m. on June 9. The drop box in Minot is the ...

Park board candidate Steve Wharton supports prudent advancements

Minot voters will select two candidates from a field of five to fill positions on the Minot Park Board in the June 9 city election. The election is being conducted with absentee ballots. Ballots must be postmarked June 8 or delivered to a drop box by 4 p.m. on June 9. The drop box in Minot is ...