SAUK RAPIDS - Sauk Rapids residents interested in joining the city council can apply to be appointed. During Monday night's meeting, the council decided to accept letters of interest from residents to fill the remaining two years of council member Kurt Hunstiger's seat.

Hunstiger was elected mayor earlier this month, and will be sworn-in in early January.

The city council will review and conduct interviews after the first of the year, and hope to have the new council member in place in January or February.