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Minnesota House District 2A candidate Roger Erickson, DFL-Baudette, celebrates early Tuesday night as he learns he has the lead with 1 percent of the votes tallied. Beside him is Mike Simpkins at the DFL celebration party at Bemidji’s Holiday Inn Express. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Erickson defeats Hancock in House 2A; Skoe, Green also win

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BEMIDJI – House District 2A Rep. Dave Hancock lost his bid for a second term in the state Legislature, while former Rep. Brita Sailer lost to Steve Green in House District 2B and Sen. Rod Skoe defeated second-time challenger Dennis Moser in the Senate District 2 race.


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Laurie Swenson
Laurie Swenson is a reporter/copy editor for the Bemidji Pioneer. She has been with the Pioneer since 2004.