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A lesson in ‘take your turn’ politics; Elected posts are more of an act of duty in some small North Dakota cities

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GARDNER, N.D. — The only person to vote for Todd Kalm was Todd Kalm.

The Fargo Jet Center line technician decided he’d like to be mayor of Gardner the night before Tuesday’s election. He voted for himself as a write-in candidate the next day.


“My campaign budget was zero dollars,” Kalm said. “When I say it was the last minute, I meant that literally.”

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