Lakeville City Council members narrowed a list of 13 final applicants to seven they will interview for the council seat opened after Council Member Matt Little was elected mayor in November.
Candidates who will be invited for interviews are Bob Boerschel; Bart Davis; Judy Jordan; Scott Kelly; Donald Kurta; Craig Manson and Karen Wentworth.
Other applicants were Robert Fredrickson; Brent Jacobson; Steve Rajavuori; Jim Storms; John Swanson and Peter von Hohenberg.
Council members said they thought the candidates were all strong, and encouraged them to find other ways to get involved in opportunities to serve in the community.
Interviews are public and are planned to be held at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 and 5 and 5 p.m. Feb. 12.
The candidates have not yet been contacted to confirm those meeting dates work for their schedules, and there could be changes.