Election filing deadline is tomorrow for hospital board, School District 166 and Grand Marais City Council

The election filing period for the North Shore Hospital, School District 166 and the Grand Marais City Council races ends tomorrow, August 14. There are still some open slots on the ballot for the November 6, 2012. Citizens interested in serving on the School District 166 school board, the Cook County North Shore Hospital Board or the Grand Marais City Council should file now!
The Cook County North Shore Hospital board has two members whose terms are coming up for re-election and both incumbents have filed for re-election. They are Kay Olson in District 4 (the Maple Hill/Gunflint Trail district) and Justin Mueller in District 2 (the east Grand Marais district).
The fee to file for the hospital board is $2.
School District 166 also has two board seats up for election. Currently serving in those positions is Leonard Sobanja, District 4 and Terry Collins, District 2. Both men have said they will not run. No one has filed yet for the District 2 seat, but Lorrinda “Sissy” Lunde has filed to run in the District 4 race.
The filing fee is $2 for school board as well.
In the City of Grand Marais, up for election are the mayor’s seat and two council positions. The incumbents are Mayor Larry “Bear” Carlson and Councilors Tim Kennedy and Jan Sivertson. Incumbent Mayor Carlson has filed to run for re-election. Councilor Kennedy has filed again, but Councilor Sivertson has not filed yet.
Anyone interested in running for office can file at Grand Marais City Hall. The filing fee is also $2.
For more information about the election, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website at www.sos.mn.us or contact Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers at (218) 387-