Itasca County Sheriff Vic Williams kept his job after a challenge by former deputy Bryan Johnson and a strong write-in campaign by Grand Rapids Police Sargent Jeff Carlson on Tuesday.  Williams received 44% of the vote.

The new Itasca County Attorney will be Matti Adam.  Adam ran against John Dimich for the open position.  Longtime county attorney John Muhar is stepping down after this year.

Michelle Toven and Rick Blake return to the Grand Rapids City Council.

Independent School District 318 will have one new member.  Tuesday, six candidates were vying for 3 seats.  David Marty earned a second place finish.  Sue Zeige and Malissa Bahr return to the board.

Residents in the city of Grand Rapids voted no to a 1% sales tax increase.  59% of voters said no.

Itasca County Commissioner Davin Tinquist was reelected over James Rasley.

Voters in Calumet and Harris Township voted to  make both clerk and treasurer an appointed position.

 

Mayoral races in the area include:

A recount is expected in the Bovey mayoral race.  Robert Stein earned 146 votes to Mike Bibich’s 145.

Bovey city councilors will be Adam Hecimovich and Nancilynn Meyer.  In Cohasset, Terry Bartz and Tim Carlson will return to the city council.  Dan Mandich beat Michael Antonivich for the position of Coleraine Mayor.  Coleraine City Councilors will be Thomas Sutherland and Joseph Pollard.

In Deer River, Steve Geving was elected Mayer.  Deer River City Councilors Barbera Serfling and Daniel Graf were elected Tuesday.

Chris Parks and Merry Lee were elected to the Marble City Council.

Calvin Saari beat Brenda Manthei to become Nashwauk Mayor.  The Nashwauk City Council will consist of Greg Heyblom and Kevin Bodin.

James Camilli overcame Aaron Trombly as the mayor of Taconite.  Ryan Trombly was elected to the Taconite City Council.