Menahga councilor Art Huebner, 75, has died
Although Huebner was seeking re-election, Wadena County Auditor-Treasurer Heather Olson said ballots are not reprinted in these situations. The city council read a statement at their Monday, Sept. 26 meeting.
Menahga City Council member Art Huebner passed away on Sept. 11.
According to his obituary, the 75-year-old died at Sanford Health in Fargo.
Two city council seats are up for election this November, and Huebner was seeking a second term.
Wadena County Auditor-Treasurer Heather Olson said ballots are not reprinted in these situations.
In the event that Huebner should win the election, Olson referred to statute, which says the city council would fill the vacancy by appointment. Since the vacancy occurred after the candidate filing period, no special election is needed. The appointed person will serve the term of office.
Also on the ballot are Jody Bjornson and Mike Netland.
Mayor Liz Olson read a statement at Monday’s city council meeting. She said the city refrained from commenting at its Sept. 12 meeting out of respect for the family’s privacy.
“On behalf of Menahga city staff, businesses and residents of our city, we would like to send our deepest sympathy to the family of Art Huebner on his recent passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.”