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Koenen tops Rice in DFL race in Sen. Dist. 17 primary


Update:With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Lyle Koenen has received 2,763 votes and Larry Rice 2,215 votes in the DFL primary in State Senate 17.

WILLMAR -- State Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City, won a primary election contest to represent the DFL Party in the Nov. 6 general election in the new Senate District 17.

The Associated Press reported just before 11 p.m. that Koenen had defeated Willmar businessman Larry Rice in the primary Tuesday.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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