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St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt, left, listens Sept. 18 as another speaker addresses an ecumenical gathering of clergy at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul to demonstrate their unity in favor of the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment. Nienstedt's archdiocese is leading the effort in raising most of the money in support of the amendment which goes to the voters in the November general election. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Local voters split on constitutional amendments as tally shows Beltrami County preferences

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BEMIDJI – Strong voter turnout at Beltrami County precincts led to results trickling in late Tuesday and early Wednesday.


A look at the complete, unofficial tallies show local voters sided with nearly all of the candidates elected for federal offices.

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Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and He joined the Herald in April 2013, and previously worked as editor at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and in several newsroom roles -- including news director, investigative reporter and cops/court reporter - at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. His reporting experience includes extensive reporting related to Dru Sjodin's disappearance and the federal death penalty case for her murderer, Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., along with projects about immigration, the fatal 2002 train derailment in Minot, N.D., and the 20th anniversary of Gordon Kahl's massacre of U.S. marshals. Wagner also worked as a reporter at newspapers in the Twin Cities and Iowa. In his spare time, Wagner is an avid runner and occasionally writes about his experiences on his blog, Addicted to Running.
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