August 13 news

WORTHINGTON – Some last minute filers straggled in before the deadline Tuesday in Worthington for the upcoming city council positions that will open up at the end of the year. The terms ending this year include that of the mayor, and one seat each for Ward 1 and Ward 2.

Filings on Tuesday included that of Chris Dybevick for the position of mayor. Incumbent Alan Oberloh has filed for the position once more, as has Mike Kuhle, who currently holds a seat in Ward 2.

There were three filings in Ward 2 on Tuesday. Michael Harmon filed, as did Chad Cummings and Darlene Vortherms, bringing the total filings for that particular position to five. Earlier in the filing period, Jeanene Townswick and Rodolfo “Marty” Martinez tossed their hats in the ring.

In Ward 1, incumbent Ronald Wood refiled, and Larry Janssen also added his name to the ballot for the November general election.

District 518 School Board filings included incumbents Scott Rosenberg and Lori Dudley and newcomers Ann Mills and Julie Lopez. There are three seats to be filled on the board.

Here are some other local filings, which were current by mid-day Tuesday and may have changed by 5 p.m.

In the city of Slayton, Mayor Miron Carney has refiled for another term. Councilman Lee Lokker has refiled for a council position, and adding their names to the list are Mark Boerboom and Dan Jansen. Dean Streff, whose term is up at the end of the year, did not refile.

Over in Jackson, Mayor Wayne Walter refiled, and in Ward 2, Dave Cushman also refiled for his position. Jeff Gay filed for a position previously held by Ken Temple. Two open seats in Ward 1 had no filings.

In the city of Luverne, things are relatively simple. Mayor Pat Baustian and council members Caroline Thorson, Kevin Aaker and Eugene Marshall have all refiled, with no additional names being added to the ballot.

We’ll checking on those filings as the Minnesota Secretary of State updates and keep you informed.

SLAYTON – The unofficial primary results from the Murray County District 4 Commissioner race are in – out of the five candidates in the race, the two moving on to the general election in November will be Bill Belanger and Glenn “Corky” Kluis. The two garnered 138 and 122 votes respectively. The other three who had tossed hats in the District 4 ring to replace Commissioner John Giese had results as follows: Ken Leas, 31 votes; Holy Wrenn-Wicklander, 21 votes; Bill Pagel, 8 votes.

Voters in Minnesota rewarded most of the party-endorsed candidates and incumbents in Tuesday’s primary election, giving them the victories that will send them to the general election in November.

Winners include GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson, GOP U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden and DFL incumbent State Auditor Rebecca Otto. Republican Jim Hagedorn pulled off an upset in his party's 1st District primary for Congress. Hagedorn beat endorsed candidate Aaron Miller in Tuesday's primary.

Johnson will face off against DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in November. McFadden will challenge Democratic Sen. Al Franken, and incumbent Auditor Otto still has to face down Republican Randy Gilbert in the general election. Hagedorn will face Democratic Rep. Tim Walz, who is seeking his fifth term in Congress.

HILLS – A Hills woman received non-life threatening injuries when her 2007 Dodge Caliber rolled Tuesday afternoon on Highway 270 in Rock County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Jamie Reese, age 34, lost control of the vehicle, went off the road and rolled near mile post 2. She was taken to Sanford Luverne Medical Center for treatment. Hills Fire and Luverne Ambulance assisted at the scene.

FULDA – Motorists on Highway 62 from Fulda to Windom will be detoured into September as the major resurfacing project experienced delays during the June flooding.

The project, which consists of reclaiming the old pavement and paving a new surface, is now expected to be complete in early September. Prior to the floods in June, the project was projected to be complete in late August.

The detour, which has been in place since June 2, includes Highway 59, Nobles County Road 16, Jackson County Roads 24 and Highway 60.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution in a work zone and reminds them never to enter a roadway that has been blocked with barricades or cones.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org .

NEW YORK - Actress Lauren Bacall, known for her distinctive, husky voice and sultry sensuality, died Tuesday, according to a family spokesman. She was 89.
Robbert de Klerk, co-managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, said Bacall died in New York.

Bacall shot to international fame in 1944 with her first film, "To Have and Have Not," which she made with future husband Humphrey Bogart.

They married in 1945, had two children and went on to make four more films together, including "The Big Sleep" (1946), "Dark Passage" (1947) and "Key Largo" (1948). Bogart died in 1957.

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