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Former police chief files for county commissioner seat

There is now a race for the District 5 Douglas County Commissioner position.

Former Alexandria Police Chief Chuck Nettestad filed today to run against incumbent Dan Olson.

This is the third contested county race. For the District 2 commissioner position, challenger Jon Gaugert filed against incumbent Jim Stratton; and the sheriff's race includes four candidates -- incumbent Troy Wolbersen and challengers Rich Homan, Greg Windhurst and Scot Umlauf.

The filing period ends today.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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