ELECTION UPDATE 12:25 A.M. - Results are in, but are not officialAll precincts have reported and the ballots have been tabulated. The results are in, but not finalized.
All precincts have reported and the ballots have been tabulated. The results are in, although they are not official. Also, keep in mind that these totals are for Douglas County only.
Here's a look at the totals:
Collin Peterson, U.S. Representative District 7, beat out his opponents with 7,467 votes. Lee Byberg received 6,381, Gene Waldorf received 924 and Glen Menze received 615.
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, District 11, beat out his opponent, Jim Thoreen, by a vote of 10,864 to 4,623.
In Minnesota House District 11A, Torrey Westrom was re-elected to office. He received 6,051 votes. Bennett Smith received 2,383 and Dave Holman received 540.
For District 11B, Mary Franson won with 3,358 votes, while Amy Hunter received 1,812 votes and Bert Pexsa received 1,308 votes.
The race for Douglas County Attorney was a close one, but incumbent Chris Karpan was beat out by challenger Chad Larson by a vote of 7,340 to 7,171.
Other county races included the commissioner race for District 2. Incumbent Norm Salto beat out challenger Elroy Frank by a vote of 1,615 to 1,413. In District 4, Paul Anderson, incumbent, beat out his challenger, Arlan Kakac by a vote of 1,219 to 1,163. And in District 5, Dan Olson won with 2,060 votes. The total of write-in votes for that race was 574.
In the only contested race for Alexandria City Council, newcomer Virgil Batesole, beat out incumbent Cindy Bigger and challenger Don Kleine. Batesole received 435 votes, while Bigger received 275 and Kleine received 211.
Sandy Susag won the race for the open seat on the Alexandria School District 206 Board. Susag received 4,421 votes, while Laura Knudsen received 3,629 and Sara Reemts received 2,345.
Two people were elected to the Brandon City Council, including Mary Lee Korkowski (145 votes) and Scott Dutcher (134 votes). Kevin Challes received 79 votes.
Two people were elected to the Carlos City Council, including Teresa Zwieg (108 votes) and Jeff Schiffman (99 votes). Two others also received votes, Daniel Plowman (91 votes) and Rick Pierson (78 votes).
Two people were also elected to the Evansville City Council - Peter Mounts with 166 votes and George Belmore with 119 votes. Richard Novotny received 11 votes.
The race for Evansville mayor may be too close to call yet - Ron Buse garnered 116 votes, while Terry Aasness received 115 votes.
Kensington voters chose Jim Schecker as their new mayor. He received 74 votes over Ralph Gunderson, who received 47.
Watch Friday's Echo Press for more detailed election coverage and keep in mind that the above results are for Douglas County only.