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2 candidates file for Moorhead School Board

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MOORHEAD – Two people have filed to vie for a seat on the Moorhead School Board in the Nov. 4 general election.

Karla Swenson, 2840 29th St. S., was the first candidate to file when the two-week filing period opened Tuesday.


Cassidy Bjorklund, 4405 10th St. S., filed Wednesday, school district spokeswoman Pam Gibb said.

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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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