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Urdahl leading for sixth term in District 18A House

GROVE CITY -- Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, was leading early Wednesday in his re-election bid to the state House of Representatives in District 18A.

With 54 percent of the precincts reporting, unofficial returns showed that Urdahl had collected 5,572 votes, 58 percent. Challenger Nancy Larson, of Dassel, had received 4,089 votes, 42 percent.

District 18A includes all of Meeker County plus the area west of State Highway 15 in the City of Hutchinson and Acoma, Hutchinson and Lynn townships in northwestern McLeod County and the City of Cokato and Cokato Township in Wright County.

Urdahl, 63, will return to St. Paul for his sixth term. Larson, 70, is a longtime Democrat and served as lobbyist for the Coalition for Greater Minnesota Cities for the past six years and as executive director of the Minnesota Association of Small Cities from 1988 to 2006.

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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