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Persell defeats Pederson in District 5A race

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BEMIDJI -- Minnesota Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, defeated primary challenger Lavern "Pedie" Pederson in the race Tuesday evening.


Persell won with 85 percent to 15 percent with all 70 precincts reporting.

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Zach Kayser
Zach Kayser covers local government and city issues for the Pioneer. He previously worked for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and is an alumni of the University of Minnesota, Morris. 
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