Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- St. Louis County's Seventh District Commissioner will serve for two years instead of the normal 4-year term this election because the board has approved a change to its election rotation schedule to create staggered terms for commissioners.
Before 2002, the District Seven seat was set up for election during opposite years as the other two northern commissioner seats; this was to ensure that commissioners in those three positions could not all retire or be defeated at the same time.
However, since then the seats have fallen into the same election rhythm. The Seventh District, includes Floodwood, Meadowlands and Hibbing. After this election, the Seventh District will go back to the four-year term standard.