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Bjerstedt, Plunkett advance to April 3 election

Todd Bjerstedt and Ben Plunkett will move on to the spring election ballot, following the Feb. 20 primary for River Falls City Council District 4 alderperson.

Bjerstedt lead with 89 votes. Plunkett received 48 votes. Nathan Stauner received 20 votes. There were also three write-in votes, according to City Clerk Amy White.

The April 3 ballot will be a full one, White said. Local offices on the ballot include:

• Mayor

• Alderperson at large (two seats)

• District 4 alderperson

• Municipal judge

In addition to those local offices the following offices will also be on the ballot:

• A school referendum

• A school district board member seat

• County supervisors

• Circuit court

• Justice of the supreme court

• Constitutional amendment to eliminate the office of State Treasurer

Early voting is available in person at City Hall to any River Falls resident who is eligible to vote, said White. It begins on March 19, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The polling place for residents of District 3, wards 6-8 has been changed to the Hoffman Park Storm Shelter. White said the middle school is no longer available as a polling location.

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Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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