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Monson seeking write-in votes for commissioner

Sheldon Monson, current president of the Wadena County Fair Board, is running as a write-in candidate for Wadena County Commissioner District 1.

"My family has always been very community-involved," Monson said. "Over the last several months I've had many people encourage me to run for county commissioner."

He said that being on the fair board and interacting with county commissioners has given him an understanding of the office.

"I realize the county commissioners set the proposed mill levy at 2.9 mill, and my concern is you can't continually turn back the taxpayers and burden them with additional taxes," he said. "In the current economy, I really feel the county needs to live within its means."

He said that increasing property taxes would especially pose a hardship for seniors.