Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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Menomonie school board forums set for next week

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Two candidate forums are scheduled next week ahead of the Feb. 20 Menomonie school board primary election.

The first forum will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the commons area of Menomonie Middle School, 920 21st St. S.E. For this forum, all questions must be submitted in advance to or handed to the moderator the evening of the event. All questions will be anonymous.

The second forum is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at The Duke & Dagger, 120 Sixth Ave W., Menomonie.

Three incumbents are seeking re-election: Penny Burstad, Urs Haltinner and James Swanson. Others running for the three seats are Chris Freeman, Shayna Lund, John Strey and Patricia Thompson.

The primary will reduce the number of candidates to six for the April 3 general election.

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