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Minnesota election results are bittersweat for both Republicans and Democrats


WILLMAR - Minnesota Democrats and Republicans are both reeling from Tuesday's election results.

Despite massive wins by DFL candidates in legislative races and constitutional offices, DFL'ers are in shock Wednesday due to the defeat of the Sen. Majority Leader Dean Johnson of Willmar.

Republican excitement from the narrow re-election victory of Gov. Tim Pawlenty was offset by significant GOP losses in the state House and Senate as well as Mark Kennedy loss for U.S Senate.

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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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