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UPDATE: Six file for city seats

Published 11:20am Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated 4:04pm Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The first morning of the local election season was a busy one, with four people filing for city office by 10 a.m.

The mayor’s office spot has already seen two filings: Pat Connelly, current Ward Three council member, and Daryl Synstelien, brother of current council members Randy and Stan Synstelien.

In Ward Two, incumbent Jim Fish filed for the spot, along with Robert Reisch.

The other two open city offices are council spots currently held by Eric Shelstad (Ward One), Pat Connelly (Ward Three) and JoEllen Thacker (Ward Four).

The Fergus Falls Public Schools administration could not be reached this morning for information about school board filings.

Filings are open from today through Aug. 14. City offices can be filed for at city hall, and school board positions can be filed for at the FFPS offices.

UPDATE: By the end of the day Monday, Jeffrey McSorley Jr. had filed for mayor, and incumbent Eric Shelstad filed for Ward One.

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