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Morton Township officials survive recall attempt

August 23, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A pair of township officers narrowly survived what appears to be North Dakota’s first recall at the township level.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that Morton Township Supervisor Daymon Mills and Clerk/Treasurer Mary Malard each prevailed by slim margins in Wednesday’s election.

The Tribune reported the recall stemmed from division over a proposed wind farm project. Mills and other township supervisors were participating landowners in the project.

The Burleigh County Commission had taken over Morton Township’s permitting authority for the project because of that. The project ultimately was bought by another developer and moved.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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