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A conversation with Schroeder treasurer candidate

Schroeder, along with Lutsen and Tofte, holds its town meeting on Tuesday, March 12 - Photo by Rhonda Silence
Schroeder, along with Lutsen and Tofte, holds its town meeting on Tuesday, March 12 - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Township elections and annual meetings are held March 12. The voting polls are open from 5-8 p.m. and annual meetings follow at 8 p.m.

WTIP spoke with candidates for Lutsen and Tofte, and reached out to Schroeder candidates—Tina McKeever for supervisor; Carla Menssen for treasurer. We were not able to arrange an interview with McKeever, but Schroeder incumbent treasurer Menssen agreed to talk to us. Click below to hear that interview.

In other township election news, Lutsen township does have a contested race for the supervisor seat. Incumbent Rae Piepho has filed for reelection and she is challenged by Carl Friesner.

WTIP spoke with both of the candidates and you can find those interviews here.

Lutsen does not have a candidate for the treasurer seat, which has been filled by John Groth for over 14 years. WTIP reached out to John to ask if he would do an interview about his time on the town board and he said he would like to respectfully decline.

Groth said he was not running again for personal reasons and he added, “I hope my work and what I accomplished in service to Lutsen will speak for itself.”

Indeed, town clerk Sharon Hexum-Platzer tells WTIP that John will be “terribly missed.”

In Tofte, incumbent Sarah Somnis is running for reelection.

No one filed for the treasurer position, currently held by Dan Shirley. Shirley hopes someone else will come forward to serve as treasurer, but said he will accept an appointment if there are no other citizens willing to take on the role.

WTIP spoke with both of the Tofte board members. Those interviews can be heard here. 
 
 

 

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