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Ward County Commission candidates participate in a candidate forum Thursday in Minot City Hall. From left are Lance Makeeff, Jason Olson, John Fjeldahl and Alan Walter.

Economic development, property taxes and election systems were among topics aired at a Ward County Commission candidate forum Thursday in Minot.

The Minot Area Chamber EDC sponsored the forum, featuring incumbent John Fjeldahl, former commissioner Alan Walter, Lance Makeeff and Jason Olson. They are running for two open seats on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Candidates indicated they want a collaborative approach to economic development.

“It seems like we compete against each other within our own county,” Fjeldahl said.

“We need to work together with the cities,” Walter said “Put together a friendly business attitude that is inviting to businesses.”

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