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Butterfield defeats Falk in Kandiyohi County Commissioner race


WILLMAR -- Jim Butterfield defeated three-term Kandiyohi County Commissioner Richard Falk in Tuesday's election in District 1.

Unofficial votes gave Buttefield the lead with 53 percent of the vote.

District 1 includes Ward 2 and precincts 2 and 3 of Ward 1 of Willmar.

This was Butterfield's first attempt at running for an elected office.

In his campaign, Butterfield said he would bring a "fresh set of eyes" and new enthusiasm to the board.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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