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Saxhaug defeats Carlson for Senate 5 seat

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

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

The final results were posted on the Secretary of State's website late Wednesday morning.

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 roles -- including news director, investigative reporter and crime reporter - at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. His reporting experience includes coverage of Dru Sjodin's disappearance and the federal death penalty case for her murderer, Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., along with several investigative projects. 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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