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City elections decided in Emmet County

Nelsen, Michalec top vote-getters in Ringsted

November 6, 2013
Estherville News

By David Swartz

Managing Editor

Emmet County had a few contested contests in the city election on Tuesday.

The Ringsted City Council had the biggest race with six candidates vying for two open seats.

Results are unofficial until the Emmet County Board of Supervisors canvass the results on Thursday.

However, the top two vote-getters were Dennis Nelsen with 68 votes and Diane Michalec with 55.

Also running, Sommer Nielsen received 48 votes, Gaylen Zeman received 48, Heather Hammond and Karrie Hammond both received eight votes. There was just one write-in vote.

In the Ringsted mayor race, incumbent Dan Jorgensen was uncontested and received 97 votes.

In Wallingford, six people sought five seats on the city council. The top five vote-getters were Ronald Sabby (41), Jeremy Bodle (36), Ryan Cellan (33), Jarrod Fischer (32) and Linda Mickelson (31). Betsy Dostal received 20 votes. Incumbent mayor Terry Osher ran uncontested and received 43 votes.

In Armstrong, Greg Buum received the most votes for mayor with 84. Wayne Mathine received 46 while Todd Eisenbacher received 22 votes.

The three council candidates were uncontested as Rhett Hiney received 170 votes, Jon Larsen received 143 votes and Wayne Mathine received 74. There were 26 write-in votes.

In Gruver all incumbents were uncontested. Loren Anderson received 17 votes for mayor. For the five council seats Brent Baddeley, Robert Gommels and Brett Grems each received 17 votes, Anthony Hanson received 16 and Rick Wolfe received 15.

In Dolliver, Russell Deling received 14 votes for mayor.

For the city council, Carl Greise received 18 votes and Mary Rose Rezac received 11 for two at-large positions

To fill two vacancies on the Dolliver Council, Roger Rezac received 9 votes and Deloris Griese received eight votes. There were 15 write-in votes.



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