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Franson keeps 11-vote edge after recount in Douglas County

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The race in Minnesota House District 8B is still razor thin following a state-ordered recount in Douglas County Wednesday morning.

After ballots from all 17 precincts were recounted, Republican incumbent Mary Franson and DFL challenger Bob Cunniff each picked up one additional vote.


The recount will now switch to the other county in the district, Otter Tail, where ballots will be scrutinized tomorrow.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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