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11 candidates file for 3 Moorhead School Board seats up for grabs Nov. 4

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MOORHEAD – It’s going to be a crowded ballot for this fall’s Moorhead School Board race.

Eleven candidates submitted their papers and paid $2 filing fees by the end of the day Tuesday.


Among them are incumbents Bill Tomhave and Laurie Johnson, and former Moorhead city councilman Mark Altenburg.

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Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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