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ELECTION 2014: Leech Lake Band unofficial results

CASS LAKE -- Unofficial results are in for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe 2014 general election.

Positions on the ballot included secretary/treasurer, District 1 representative and District 2 representative. District 2 results were not available.

According to the preliminary results, challenger Arthur “Archie” LaRose received 1,282 votes (57.8 percent) for secretary/treasurer. Incumbent Donald J. Finn received 936 votes.

Penny Devault received 370 votes in District 1 giving her 73.12 percent of the votes. James Howard received 136 votes. District 1 Representative Robbie Howe did not be seek reelection.

District 1 includes Ball Club, Deer River, Duluth, Inger, Squaw Lake and Winnie Dam. District 2 includes Bena, Boy Lake, Kego Lake, Smokey Point and Sugar Point. District 3 includes Cass Lake, Onigum, Cass River and Oak Point.

General results will be certified by the election board by 8 p.m. June 11.

Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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