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Local Elections

District 4 candidates list priorities for Legislature

Three Republican incumbents face challenges from Democratic-NPL opponents for legislative seats in North Dakota’s District 4. The district extends from Ward County’s gooseneck into Dunn County, taking in the Fort Berthold Reservation and the rural area south of Minot. Incumbents are Sen. ...

Five candidates seek Ward County Commission seats

Ward County voters will select three candidates from a field of five running for the county commission Nov. 3. Incumbents Shelly Weppler, Alan Walter and Jim Rostad are running, along with former commissioner Larry Louser and newcomer Howard “Bucky” Anderson. Anderson, who lives south of ...

Legislative conference rooms wired for video conferencing

As the number of North Dakota’s coronavirus cases continue to rise, state legislators spoke Thursday about the financial aid that has been distributed throughout the state and has helped keep individuals and businesses afloat. Gov. Doug Burgum said $1.25 billion in emergency funds has been ...

Area Candidates

Bottineau County Commission District 2: Jeffrey Beyer, Bottineau; Timothy Monson, Bottineau District 4: Lance Kjelshus, Souris Burke County Commission District 1: Shannon Holter, Bowbells; Nicholas Timm, Bowbells District 3: Keith Kallberg, Stanley; Jarret Vanberkom, Powers Lake Divide ...

Area Candidates

McLean County to fill two commission seats McLean County voters will fill two seats on the county commission Nov. 3. Two candidates are running unopposed for the positions. Steve Cottingham Cottingham is seeking election to the District 1 seat on the McLean County Commission. An Underwood ...

District 2 Republicans unopposed for legislative seats

Voters in District 2 are being asked to return an incumbent slate of Republicans to the North Dakota Legislature Nov. 3. District 2 takes in the northwestern corner of the state. Unchallenged on the ballot are Sen. David Rust of Tioga and Reps. Bert Anderson of Crosby and Don Longmuir of ...

Long-time incumbent Republicans face challenges in District 14

Long-time Republican incumbents representing District 14 in the North Dakota Legislature face challenges from Democrats in the Nov. 3 general election. Republican Sen. Jerry Klein of Fessenden and Reps. Jon Nelson of Rugby and Robin Weisz of Hurdsfield face Democrats Jenna Vanhorne of Steele ...

District 6 offers voters legislative choices

Voters in District 6 will elect a state senator and two members of the House of Representatives in the Nov. 3 general election. Running on the Republican side are incumbents Shawn Vedaa for the Senate and Dick Anderson for the House. Running for the other House seat currently held by ...

Death complicates District 8 race

The death of a Republican legislative candidate in District 8 has added complexity to the Nov. 3 election for voters there. The unexpected death of David Andahl, Baldwin, that was announced Monday won’t remove his name from the ballot, which has been printed and has gone out to those ...

Three-way race for U.S. House

Republican Congressman Kelly Armstrong is asking North Dakota voters for another two years in Washington, D.C. Democratic-NPL candidate Zach Raknerud of Minot and Libertarian candidate Steven Peterson of Fargo are looking to unseat him in the Nov. 3 election. “I have worked every day to be ...

Five choices for governor, three on ballot

A Dickinson veterinarian, a Larimore military retiree and businessmen from Minot and Hillsboro are challenging North Dakota’s incumbent governor in his bid for a second term. Gov. Doug Burgum is joined on the statewide ballot by Democratic-NPL candidate Shelley Lenz, Dickinson, and ...

ND Democrats seek removal of District 4’s Rep. Terry Jones from ballot

NEW TOWN – District 4 Democrats are challenging the residency of a New Town legislator seeking re-election. A lawsuit was filed with the North Dakota Supreme Court this week by Kenton Onstad, chairman of the District 4 Democratic-NPL Party, asking for the removal of Rep. Terry Jones, R-New ...

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 ...