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Shelly Carlson eyes Moorhead City Council position

MOORHEAD — Shelly Carlson, a 25-year resident of Moorhead, announced Friday her plans to run for the Ward 2 Moorhead City Council seat, according to a news release.

Carlson is the second to announce she will run for the Ward 2 seat after Mike Lemke, owner of Lemke Home Improvements, declared his candidacy on April 24. The seat became available after Melissa Fabian resigned from the position on April 23.

Carlson currently works as the Criminal Justice Systems manager with the Minnesota Elder Justice Center and has prior experience in the public sphere as the director of Victims Services at the Clay County Attorney's Office, the release said.

"I believe Moorhead is an extraordinary city currently facing a number of opportunities and challenges, specifically in the areas of economic development, public safety and permanent flood protection," she said in the release.

The filing period for city council candidates begins July 31 and ends on Aug. 14. The Moorhead election is on Nov. 6.