Multiple candidates running for Kandiyohi County Board and sheriff

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May 31—WILLMAR — With the filing period officially closed to run for elected office, attention can now be turned toward the Aug. 9 primary election that will need to be held for the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners race in District 3 and the election for the Kandiyohi County sheriff.

Current District 3 Commissioner Rollie Nissen announced he is not running for a third term. Campaigning to take his place on the board are Karl Kaufman, of Spicer; Kim P. Larson, of Willmar; Dale H. Anderson, of Belgrade; and Joel Johnson of Mamre Township, north of Pennock.

District 3 covers a small portion of northern Willmar, along with the townships in the northwest quarter of the county. No longer part of the district are the city of Pennock and St. Johns Township, which moved to District 5.

Also up for election this year are the commissioner seats in District 1 and 5. Only the incumbents filed to run for those seats.

Commissioner George "Corky" Berg will be running for re-election in District 1. Commissioner Duane Anderson has filed to run for re-election in District 5.

Anderson's term had been set to expire in 2024, but he has to run again due to redistricting, which added the city of Pennock and St. Johns Township to the district.

The race for the position of Kandiyohi County sheriff has three candidates. They include incumbent Sheriff Eric Holien, along with current Kandiyohi County deputies Eric Tollefson and Daniel S. Burns.

For the office of Kandiyohi County Attorney, only incumbent Shane Baker has filed to run.

Candidates have until June 2 to withdraw their name from consideration.