Area Voters Turnout To the Polls on Tuesday

On Tuesday, residents throughout Minnesota and Iowa went to the polls to vote on issues involving City Government and Local Schools.

Patrons in the Albert Lea School District approved to renew an existing Property Tax Levy through a referendum vote.  The measure was passed by a margin of 65 to 35 percent.

In the Truman School District, voters approved to extend a $125,000 Capital Levy already in place for a period of 10 years.  The measure received 194 yes votes, compared to just 40 no votes.

In Winnebago County, Incumbent Buffalo Center Mayor John Davids ran unopposed, receiving 97% of the overall vote.  Meanwhile, the at large council positions were filled by Rick Hofbauer and Nicholas Holland.  Holland will return to Ward 1, while Hofbauer will fill a vacancy in Ward 2.

In the North Iowa School District, Rachel Wubben and Jared Viergutz were elected as District Director at Large Representatives, while Cody Wirtjes was elected as Director for District 1, with Brian Plath serving as Director for District 3.

In Kossuth County, there were six people vying for three at large positions on the Bancroft City Council with Paul Ingalls, Jay Johnson and Jaimes Looft being the top vote getters.

In Swea City, there were three people seeking two available seats on the City Council, with Nicole Hoye and Randolph Perdue coming out on top against Cal Wolterman.

In Emmet County, Travis Schueller was unopposed in running for the position of Mayor of Armstrong, receiving 91 percent of the vote.  For City Council, there were three seats up for election in Armstrong with Arden Kinnander, Ronald Trenary and Nick Mart being the top vote getters.

In the North Union School District, Gene Miller ran unopposed while being elected to a District at Large position, while Jennifer Von Bank was elected to serve in Director District 1, while Arthur Pixler being elected to serve in Director District 2.

Voter turnout was reported as being relatively light in most areas throughout Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa.