Burns files for open Wadena County Commission seat

The filing period closes today, May 31, at 5 p.m.

Election 2022 in United States
Election 2022 in United States
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With the filing period about to close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, here are current candidates who have filed for seats serving within Wadena County.
One new candidate, Don Burns, has filed to replace the seat of current commissioner Sheldon Monson in Dist. 1.

Wadena County 

Commissioner District 1 — Don Burns (May 27)
Commissioner District 3 — Bill Stearns (May 17)
Commissioner District 4 — Murlyn Kreklau (May 17)
Commissioner District 5 — Jon Kangas (May 17)
County Auditor/Treasurer — Heather Olson (May 17)
County Recorder — Tracy Myers Borchert (May 17)

County Sheriff

  • Mike Carr Jr. (May 18)
  • Jason Hofer (May 18)
  • Milo Scott (May 24)

County attorney — Kyra Ladd (May 17)


SWCD Dist. 1 — Kenneth Berg
SWCD Dist. 2 — Brett Dailey
SWCD Dist. 3 — None

State Senate District 5
Dale A.P. Anderson, Republican, has joined the running against Bret Bussman and Paul Utke as Republicans and A. John Peters is running for the DFL.

State Representative District 5A
Krista Knudsen (Republican) has a challenger in Brian M. Hobson DFL, who filed on May 25.

State Representative District 5A
Sheldon Monson and Mike Wiener

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