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Maplewood City Council elections heated, spendy

Candidates vying for two seats on the Maplewood City council have raised more money than in any previous race in that city, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Friday. Specifically, the four candidates running for the two seats have raised an average of $7,000 this year, the article stated.

The city council race is more competitive this year as council incumbents and newcomers react to the changes made to Maplewood's government and the turmoil and lawsuits that ensued.

The Pioneer Press reported earlier in October on the race, giving readers a short profile of each candidate.