Wrenshall division escalates amid candidate forums


September 23, 2022

Brady Slater

Wrenshall school board candidates Mary Carlson and Ben Johnson appeared Tuesday at a forum held by the teachers union Educate Minnesota Wrenshall.

A teachers union-led candidate forum for Wrenshall school board had a kumbaya vibe Tuesday.

But conflict currently affecting the board wasn't far behind, as three current board members declined to attend. Instead, they authored a mailer telling residents that teachers were behaving "improperly" by being involved in the election process.

It didn't stop candidates Eric Ankrum, Mary Carlson, Kristin Reinsch and Ben Johnson from greeting roughly 70 teachers and members of the public.

The hour-long candidate forum inside Wrenshall School featured teachers asking a series of questions, as well a...

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