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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.


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 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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