Filing period for local office ends tomorrow

The filing period ends tomorrow at 5 p.m. for local, county and state offices.

The latest filings for Bemidji City Council include Ryan Enger, filing for Ward 1, and Ivan Smith, who filed for mayor.

For Beltrami County races, Tim Sumner filed late last week for another term as the District 4 commissioner, and Christian Taylor Johnson filed to challenge incumbent Jim Lucachick in District 5.

For the state race, Matt Bliss filed for House District 5A, challenging incumbent John Persell.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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