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Moorhead councilman announces second run

Moorhead City Councilman Greg Lemke has announced he will run for a second year in his council seat. Lemke, a Fargo police officer, has held the Fourth Ward councilman position since December. Lemke was appointed to fill resigning Councilman Bria...

Moorhead City Councilman Greg Lemke has announced he will run for a second year in his council seat.

Lemke, a Fargo police officer, has held the Fourth Ward councilman position since December.

Lemke was appointed to fill resigning Councilman Brian Dentinger's seat, after he finished second in the Fourth Ward race in November's election.

One year remains in Dentinger's term, which will be filled by special election this fall.

Lemke said Friday he is running for the second year of the term because he has enjoyed his time on the council.

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"It's just an exciting time in Moorhead, with all the growth coming in," Lemke said.

He said two of his priorities will be hearing the Human Rights Commission's recommendations about the treatment of minorities in Moorhead, and adding affordable housing to the city's stock.

"We keep adding housing, but it's not necessarily affordable for everyone," he said.

City elections will be held Nov. 5. A Third Ward council seat held by Brian Gramer also will be open for a special one-year term.

Candidates can file for election in Moorhead City Hall from Aug. 27 to Sept. 10, said City Clerk Kaye Buchholz.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Joy Anderson at (701) 241-5556

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