Gaasvig wins Beltrami County District 1

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI– In the only contested Beltrami County race, Craig Gaasvig will be the next Beltrami County Commissioner for District 1, securing 2037 votes, over Natalie Grosfield’s 1,709 votes. Commissioner Richard Anderson of District 3 ran unopposed, as did county auditor-treasurer JoDee Treat, County Sheriff elect Ernie Bietel, County Attorney David… Continue reading Gaasvig wins Beltrami County District 1

Bemidji School Board will see Johnson, Young and Lind in 2019

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI– In the Bemidji School Board race, incumbent Carol L. Johnson will serve another term after securing 6,092 votes. Newcomers joining her on the school board include Sarah Young, with 5,314 votes, and Jeffrey Lind, with 4,449 votes. Incumbent Shawn Whiting came close to being elected with 4,427, as did… Continue reading Bemidji School Board will see Johnson, Young and Lind in 2019

State race: Persell barely makes a lead in 5A, Grossell takes 2A

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI– In a race that’s too close to call, DFL-er John Persell is currently leading incumbent Republican Matt Bliss by four votes, in a contest for the 5A seat in the state House of Representatives, according to unofficial results from the secretary of state’s website. In the 2A race, incumbent… Continue reading State race: Persell barely makes a lead in 5A, Grossell takes 2A

Albrecht wins mayoral term; Thompson, Beard and Rivera to serve on council

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI– Rita Albrecht will remain mayor of Bemidji for another term. She won the mayoral race with 2,910 votes, over Joe Vene’s 2,049 votes. For the Council Member At Large position, Jim Thompson received 2,217 votes over Don Heinonen’s 2,182 votes. In Ward 2, Michael Beard received 393 votes over Jaime… Continue reading Albrecht wins mayoral term; Thompson, Beard and Rivera to serve on council

Beltrami District 1: Gaasvig and Grosfield discuss the issues

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI– The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners will see a new face this coming year. As Keith Winger, current commissioner for Beltrami County District 1, vacates his seat, his replacement will either be Craig Gaasvig or Natalie Grosfield, newcomers to the county political scene. The two met for a forum… Continue reading Beltrami District 1: Gaasvig and Grosfield discuss the issues

State Race: Candidates stick to party lines in House District 2A and 5A forum

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI—Incumbent Republican candidates met with their DFL opponents Thursday, Nov. 1, for the Citizens for an Informed Electorate forum held in City Hall, in their race for seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives. For District 2A—which encompasses Lake of the Woods, Clearwater, and most of Beltrami and Hubbard counties—incumbent… Continue reading State Race: Candidates stick to party lines in House District 2A and 5A forum

Bemidji City Council candidates square off in forum

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI– Six local candidates running for political offices in Bemidji’s City Council met for a forum Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Bemidji City Hall. Don Heinonen and Dr. James Thompson are both running for the councilor at large seat that Dave Larson is vacating. Larson opted to not run for re-election.… Continue reading Bemidji City Council candidates square off in forum