Kelly Shea files; incumbent board member Tim Dufault does, too

    Two more candidates have officially filed their intentions in the November 2018 Election in Crookston.

    On the Crookston City Council, Kelly Shea, who owns the Golf Terrace Motel, has filed for the at-large seat currently held by Bob Quanrud, who previously indicated he’d not seek another term. Other seats on the council up for election in November include the Ward 2, Ward 4 and Ward 6 seats currently held by Steve Erickson, Dennis Regan and Tom Vedbraaten, respectively.

    The mayor’s seat is also up for election. After being appointed by the council in March of 2017, Mayor Wayne Melbye, who’s retiring as general manager of Ampride/Crookston Fuel, previously announced he would not seek a full term. The only mayoral candidate to file so far during the filing window is Clayton Briggs, currently the council member representing Ward 3 on the council. If Briggs ends up being elected mayor, the council in early 2019 would have to appoint someone from Ward 3 to finish his term. If he is not elected mayor in November, Briggs will be able to retain his Ward 3 seat.

    As for the Crookston School Board, incumbent Tim Dufault has filed his candidacy for another term. The seats held by Patty Dillabough and Adrianne Winger are also up for election in 2018.

    Anyone who wants to run for mayor or one of the four council seats up for election may pick up an affidavit of candidacy from the clerk at city hall. Affidavits of candidacy must be filed with the clerk through Tuesday, Aug. 14 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (They will be accepted until 5 p.m. on the deadline day, Aug. 14.) The filing fee is $2.

    Similar to the City election, the candidate filing period for school board candidates closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Affidavits of candidacy are available at the Crookston School District office located at Crookston High School at 402 Fisher Avenue, Suite 593. The filing fee is $2.