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No election in Fort Pierre after challenger disqualified

FORT PIERRE (AP) -- Fort Pierre will not hold a city election this year, after the only potential challenging candidate was disqualified. KCCR radio reports that there is no opposition for three City Council seats up for election, and Mayor Glori...

FORT PIERRE (AP) - Fort Pierre will not hold a city election this year, after the only potential challenging candidate was disqualified.

KCCR radio reports that there is no opposition for three City Council seats up for election, and Mayor Gloria Hanson also has no challenger.

City Finance Officer Roxanne Heezen says a resident did file nominating petitions to run against Hanson but hadn't handled the petitions correctly, making them invalid.

The city of Yankton also has canceled its municipal and school board elections this year, due to a lack of candidates. The Daily Press & Dakotan reports it's the second straight year of no city election and the third consecutive year of no school board election.

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