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One vote wonder - Franson ahead of Cunniff in House District 8B

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Red reigned in the local Minnesota House of Representative and state Senate districts this year.

All but one race, House District 8B, was dominated by Republican candidates in Douglas County. Republican Mary Franson of Alexandria also appears to have won that race - by one vote.


An automatic recount will be conducted to confirm Franson's overall victory in District 8B.


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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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