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Township elections are nearing

Jon Ellingson will be running for supervisor in Florence Township. Thomas Gnotke will run for treasurer. (photo by Kit Murray)

Goodhue County is gearing up for this year's township elections. Four townships will be holding a special election this year.

No one is on the ballot for treasurer in Leon Township, so the position likely will be appointed.

Stanton Township's special election regards voters deciding yes or no to the following question:

"Shall the county be permitted to issue Sunday sales intoxicating liquor licenses to establishments within Stanton Township?"

Voting yes will allow the Goodhue County Board to vote on issuing a Sunday sales of intoxicating liquor license to establishments in town. After Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill earlier this month, Minnesota liquor stores can choose whether to keep their doors open on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. beginning in July 3.

Keith Mahoney, currently filling a supervisor post that came open after a resignation in Cannon Falls Township, will be on a special election ballot question to complete the final year.

Cherry Grove will have a special election ballot question to switch its elections to be held in November during even years.

Here's what to expect on Election Day next Tuesday, March 14:

Belle Creek

Chad Ryan is running for supervisor. Bryan O'Neill is running for treasurer.

Polls will be open 2:30-8 p.m. after the annual meeting.

Belvidere

Alan Breuer is running for supervisor. Kevin Voth is running for treasurer.

Polls will be open 3-8 p.m.

Cannon Falls

Ray Otto is running for supervisor. Mary Ann Maneval is running for treasurer.

Polls will open 4-8 p.m.

Cherry Grove

In addition to the election day change, Keith Allen is running for supervisor candidate and Lynne Nelson is running for treasurer.

Polls will be open until 8 p.m.

Featherstone

Carl Bang is running for supervisor. Chuck Kinney is running for treasurer.

Polls will be open 5-8 p.m.

Florence

Jon Ellingson is running for supervisor. Thomas Gnotke is running for treasurer.

Polls will be open 4-8 p.m.

Goodhue

George Raasch is running for supervisor. Jesse Luhman is running for treasurer.

Polls will open 1-8 p.m. after the meeting.

Hay Creek

Susan Cushing is running for supervisor. Bradley Kohlberg is running for treasurer.

Polls will be open 5-8 p.m.

Leon

Regan Melhouse is running for supervisor. There is no candidate running for treasurer, the position will be appointed.

Polls will be open 5-8 p.m.

Minneola

William Budensiek is running for supervisor. Lois Scharpen is running for treasurer.

Polls will open 2-8 p.m. after the meeting.

Pine Island

Richard Miller is running for supervisor. Kenneth Markson is running for treasurer.

Polls will open 3-8 p.m. after the meeting.

Roscoe

Brian Hoven is running for supervisor. Sylvia Shelstad is running for treasurer.

Polls will open 3-8 p.m. after the meeting.

Stanton

Bob Benson is running for supervisor. Mary E. Lundell is running for treasurer.

A special election question will be on the ballot for Sunday alcohol sales.

Polls will be open 2-8 p.m.

Vasa

Mike Carlson is running for supervisor. Alan Lindell is running for treasurer.

Polls will be open 5-8 p.m.

Wacouta

John Plehal is running for supervisor. Julie Hatch is running for clerk/treasurer.

Polls will open 5-8 p.m.

Wanamingo

John Hegseth is running for supervisor. Nancy Hegseth is running for treasurer.

Polls will be open 4-8 p.m.

Warsaw

Larry Madsen is running for supervisor. Diane McCorkell is running for treasurer.

Polls will be open 3-8 p.m.

Welch

Dan Bauer is running for supervisor. Joan Slingsby is running for treasurer.

Polls will be open 5-8 p.m.

Zumbrota

Roger Ballstadt is running for supervisor. Darren Pahl is running for treasurer.

Polls will be open 5-8 p.m.

Kit Murray

Kit Murray joined Red Wing Republican Eagle in Aug. 2016, covering government, transportation and public safety. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in photojournalism and philosophy. 

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