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St. Hilaire to fill mayor job, appoint new council member

The city of St. Hilaire, Minn., is looking to appoint a new mayor and to find another member of its City Council when it meets again Feb. 10.

Mayor Steve Dahlen, who had served since 2010, cited lack of time when he resigned earlier this month. His term expires Dec. 31. Councilman Bernie Huot currently is serving as acting mayor.

City Council members want to appoint a new mayor and a new member of council at the same time, according to Margaret Peterson.

“We are looking for someone interested in a one-year position,” she said. “Hopefully, we’ll get some applications by then.”

Any local resident of voting age could file to be a candidate in the November general election. She said that council seat could be for either a two-year or four-year term, depending on who is appointed mayor.

St. Hilaire, a city of about 280 in Pennington County, is about 45 miles northeast of Grand Forks.