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Other election results in west central Minnesota

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

Other regional contests results from Nov. 3 ballot.

Among the other questions decided Tuesday by voters in the region were more school district levies and a City Council race.

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Benson City Council: Benjamin Hess and Gary Landmark were elected Tuesday to serve four-year terms on the Benson City Council.

Benjamin Hess received 289 votes and incumbent Gary Landmark received 252 votes, according to unofficial election results provided by City Administrator Rob Wolfington. Robert Jones, the third candidate vying for a seat, received 183 votes. In total, 385 votes were cast. The council will canvass the election at a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Paul Kittelson ran unopposed for another two-year term as the city's mayor. He received 335 votes.

Lac qui Parle Valley: Voters in the school district approved renewal of an existing levy of $1,100 per pupil. The vote total was 484 yes and 118 no.

Montevideo: Voters in the school district rejected a new 10-year levy of $975 per pupil. The vote total was 807 yes and 913 no. Had the levy passed, it would have replaced an existing levy of $505.35 that will expire in June of 2013.

Paynesville Area: Voters in the school district rejected a new 10-year levy that would have replaced the existing levy of $415 per pupil. The vote total was 558 yes and 719 no.

The rejected proposal would have put the levy at $615 for the first two years and then $815 for the remainder of the 10-year period.

-- Tribune Staff Writers Tom Cherveny and Jenna Dillon contributed to this story.

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