Candidate filing to open in Independence

The City of Independence will accept affidavits of candidacy for the Nov. 5 city election from Tuesday, July 30 through 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13. Papers can be filed at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90.

The seats of City Councilors Lynn Betts and Brad Spencer will be up for election. Both seats come with four-year terms. Candidates must pay a $2 filing fee at the time of filing their papers. For information, call Independence City Hall, 763-479-0527.