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Nisswa: Jacobson, Hoff win election to council

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Incumbent Don Jacobson and newcomer Mike Hoff won election to the Nisswa City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Jacobson, first elected in 2014, had the most votes with 517 (29.23 percent). Hoff, who first ran for the council in 2016 but came in third, proved successful in his second bid with 509 votes (28.77 percent).

Challengers Robert Fier and Josh Miles rounded out the four-candidate field for two four-year council seats. Fier garnered 400 votes (22.61 percent) and Miles had 334 votes (18.88 percent). There were nine write-in votes.

Incumbent council member Ross Krautkremer didn't file for a second four-year term.

Jacobson relied on his experience in city government, having served on the Nisswa council for nearly four years and the planning and zoning commission, as well as spending 26 years in city government in Andover. He said at a candidate forum that he really enjoys the job.

Hoff, whose wife is president of the Nisswa School PTO and who has a second-grader at the school, promoted himself as a candidate who would be the voice of an expanding younger population of Nisswa.

Mayor Fred Heidmann won re-election to a second term with 871 votes (93.56 percent). He ran unopposed. There were 60 write-in votes.

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