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Jones victory confirmed after Leech Lake recount

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CASS LAKE - Carri Jones' victory in last week's Leech Lake Tribal Council election has been upheld.

Jones picked up two votes in the recount, conducted Tuesday afternoon by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, paving the way for her to be the tribe's first female chair-person.

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The recount brought Jones' vote total to 1,337, compared to 1,330 for incumbent Arthur "Archie" LaRose.

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