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Four file for county commissioner races on first day of filing

MORRIS, Minn. - Four men have filed for office in three open races for seats on the Stevens County Board of Commissioners.

Current commissioner Paul Watzke will seek reelection in District 1. Bob Kopitzke of Morris has also filed in District 1.

Incumbent commissioner Ron Staples has filed for office in District 3.

Donny Wohlers, owner of the Old No. 1 Bar and Grill in Morris, has filed for office in District 4 for the seat currently held by Commissioner Larry Sayre. Sayre has announced that he will not seek reelection this year.

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting. 

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