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Gerber to be first female mayor in NYM; Roder and Schik take open council seats

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

Julie Gerber will be the first female mayor of New York Mills.

Gerber won the seat with 315 votes against candidate Kenny Friese, who had 254 votes, according to unofficial totals on Tuesday night.

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Gerber has previously served a four-year term on the city council.

Betsy Roder and Jason Schik will be the two new city councilors for New York Mills. Roder received 273 votes and Schik received 272.

There were four other candidates who did not make the council: Joshua Hoaby had 191 votes, Matthew Olson had 131 votes, Charles Fredley had 61 and Patrick Kilby had 48.

In NY Mills, a city councilor term is four years, and a mayor term is two years.

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