St. Michael voters took to the polls to vote for two 4-year city council seats and one 2-year term to fill a vacancy on the council.
Three candidates-incumbents Cody Gulick and Nadine Schoen, and newcomer Ryan Gleason-ran for the two 4-year terms.
Unofficial results show Schoen as the largest vote-getter with 3,694 votes and Gleason in second place with 3,010. Gulick came in with 2,441 votes, leaving him the odd man out after one full term on the council.
Joe Hagerty and Doug Wilson ran for the open 2-year seat, and Hagerty took the majority of those votes by a wide margin of 4,825 to 1,204. That means a return to the council for Hagerty for at least two years. The son of a St. Michael political figure, Hagerty served on the council until his election as Wright County Sheriff in 2010.
In the mayoral race, Kevin Kasel will cruise into a second term, running uncontested.
Voter turnout in St. Michael, as it was in all of Minnesota, was huge. There were more than 300 votes cast at the St. Michael-Albertville Middle School East Precinct (1B) in the first hour, and lines took about 30 minutes this afternoon and evening.
St. Michael City Council will canvass the election at its next regular meeting, when the results will then become official with the State of Minnesota.