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Three incumbents keep Park Board seats

Greg LaDouceur1 / 3
Tim Skarperud2 / 3
Molly Soeby3 / 3

The Grand Forks Park Board will remain as it is, with all three incumbents retaining their seats.

Complete but unofficial results show Greg LaDouceur received 28 percent of 6,103 votes cast, Tim Skarperud received 28 percent of the votes and Molly Soeby received 24 percent of the votes with 19 of 19 precincts reporting. Challenger Tom Spicer received 19 percent of the votes.

All three board members told the Herald earlier the Park District’s programs and facilities, including Choice Health & Fitness, are beneficial in encouraging healthy living.

They said the district faces potential challenges with the city’s growth, and must continue to work with the city government and other local entities to continue providing services for area residents.

Spicer told the Herald earlier that he wanted to increase transparency of the Park District’s budget and have the district continue to provide services that promote healthy living.

Board members serve four-year terms and receive $3,000 annual salaries plus membership at Choice Health & Fitness and King’s Walk golf course.  

Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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