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Senate District 5: Saxhaug wins newly redrawn district

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BEMIDJI – Redrawn district lines pitted incumbents against each other in the Senate District 5 race, with Tom Saxhaug beating out John Carlson in Tuesday’s election for the seat.

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In complete but unofficial results, Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, received 21,301 votes – or 52.3 percent – to top Carlson, R-Bemidji, who collected 19,362 votes, or 47.6 percent.

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Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and swagner@gfherald.com. Prior to joining the Herald, Wagner worked at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He also previously worked at newspapers in the Twin Cities and Iowa.
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