UNDATED -- The candidate filing period closed Tuesday for cities and school districts that didn't participate in the recent primary election.

In St. Joseph incumbent Mayor Rick Schultz is being challenged by Kelly Beniek. And, there are three people running for two council seats, the incumbents Kevin Kluesner and Jon Hazen as well as newcomer Adam Scepaniak.

In St. August incumbent Mayor Michael Zenzen is running unopposed.  And, there are four people running for two council seats, the incumbents Justin Backes and Brent Generaux, along with Marlin Hommerding and Mark Skaalerud.

In Waite Park Mayor Rick Miller is running unopposed. And, two people will run unopposed for two council seats the incumbent Frank Theisen and Shawn Blackburn.

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For the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district, six people are running for three open seats, the three incumbents Lisa Braun, Robyn Holthaus, and Lisa Loidolt, along with Warren Christie, Dan Johnson, and Annie Newville.

For the Sartell-St. Stephen school district, there are nine people running for three open seats, one incumbent Amanda Byrd, along with Nathan Crowe, Katie Hilger, Emily Larson, Kris Lawrence, Molly McCann, Jen Smith, Scott Wenshau, and Ryan Dale.

LOOK: See America's 50 Best Beach Towns

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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