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Observer/Advocate
P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
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Filing opens for several city and local offices this week including Mayor of Mt. Lake.

Dean Janzen, mayoral incumbent, will not seek reelection this fall. He has held the office since he stepped up after Howard Bouchie resigned in 2002.

“I think it is time for new leadership,” said Janzen. “After so much time in one place one can become complacent.It is time for a change.”

Janzen intends to stay involved in city business. “I am not done with the city. Maybe I will get involved through the city council again. I am certainly not tired.”

David Savage of Mt. Lake has filed for the mayoral office so far.

Three city council seats are also up for grabs including two four-year terms and the two-year term left vacant by Audi Nickel’s resignation this June. Both incumbents, Andrew Ysker and Brian Schultz, intend to file for the four-year terms.

Ysker, who was elected to a two-year term in a 2012 special election held to fill the seat left by Ronald Patrick, cites much work to be done as his primary reason for filing.

“We are in the middle of the street project. I don’t think it would be fair to leave. It takes a while to learn the job and I enjoy it. The next big thing to look at is the wastewater treatment facility.


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