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Audrey Nelsen, shown here during a candidate forum on Feb. 5, was the winner in the Willmar City Council Ward 4 special election Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of former council member Doug Reese. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Audrey Nelsen, shown here during a candidate forum on Feb. 5, was the winner in the Willmar City Council Ward 4 special election Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of former council member Doug Reese. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)

Nelsen wins Willmar City Council Ward 4 special election

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR — Audrey Nelsen was the winner in the Willmar City Council Ward 4 special election Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of former council member Doug Reese.

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Nelsen, 61, a certified preplanning consultant for Peterson Brothers Funeral Home of Willmar, received 151 votes.

Lakeland Broadcasting sports director Todd Bergeth came in second with 104 write-in votes.

Jay Lawton, 55, inventory logistics coordinator for Jennie-O Turkey Store, came in third with 49 votes.

City Clerk-Treasurer Kevin Halliday said the turnout was typical for a special election.

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