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Filings for office close

The candidate filing period for political races subject to a primary election ended on Tuesday, yielding a ballot with more than a few surprises.

In Cloquet, councilors Lara Wilkinson, Iris Keller, Kerry Kolodge and Lyz Jaakola will all run unopposed, barring a write-in campaign mounted against any of them, on the Nov. 5 ballot.

In Carlton County, the commissioners’ races are a tale of three different outcomes.

To replace outgoing Dick Brenner in District 1, representing west Cloquet, Scanlon and Sawyer, Sarah Plante Buhs and Caleb Dunlap will meet on the Nov. 5 ballot.

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