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Seelhammer, Bushinger, Kern tapped to fill Wadena-Deer Creek School board seats

Other area school district results also revealed.

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WADENA — Three have been chosen among five candidates for Wadena-Deer Creek School board.
Those receiving the top votes include incumbent Melissa Seelhammer, and newcomers Julie Bushinger and Brandon Kern.
Current board member Ryan Damlo did not get quite enough votes to make a return to the board in 2023.
Vote tallies:
Melissa Seelhammer: 27.4%
Julie Bushinger: 23.2%
Brandon Kern: 19.5%
Ryan Damlo: 16.5%
Kyle Lehmkuhl: 13.2%

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Melissa Seelhammer
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Julie Bushinger
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Brandon Kern
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Other area school board results include the following:

Sebeka School District No. 820 (elect four)

  • JoAnn Olson (incumbent): 23.8%
  • Kayla Frame (incumbent): 21.9%
  • Nate Erickson (incumbent): 21.7%
  • Cheri Kangas: 17.6%
  • Russell Johnson (incumbent): 14.8%

Staples-Motley School District No. 2170
School Board member (elect three)

  • Kyle Reese: 23.5%
  • Chandler Trout: 19.6%
  • Ryan Wright: 17%
  • Erich J Heppner: 16.6%
  • Shelly DeCamp: 10.4%
  • Bruce Drone: 12.4%

Staples-Motley school district also had a question on the ballot to extend an existing property tax referendum that is scheduled to expire. Voters opposed the measure 56.5% to 43.5%.

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Verndale School District No. 818(elect three)
Tahna Rurup (incumbent) 28.4%
Scott Veronen (incumbent): 38.5%
Write-in: 434 votes, but top vote getter still unknown.

Bertha-Hewitt School District No. 786 (elect four)
Jean Ashbaugh: 21.3%
Sharon Thiel: 20.3%
Keith Bauch: 19.6%
Janelle Bright: 19.6%
Kim Gavin: 16.1%

New York Mills School District No. 553 (elect three)

  • Derek Geiser: 26.9%
  • AmyAnn Mursu: 21.8%
  • Brian Schermerhorn: 21.1%
  • Amy Wallgren: 18.5%
  • Christina Peeters Kickhafer: 11.7%
School board candidate backgrounds
The general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. At the close of that election, three members will be elected to the school board for terms of four years each. Five candidates are running for the three seats.

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