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County board races in region narrowed

WILLMAR -- Voters in Tuesday's primary election narrowed the field to two candidates for county board seats in several area counties.

The top two vote getters, noted below with an asterisk, advance to the November general election. Vote totals are listed below according to unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office website. Incumbents are denoted with (i).

Chippewa County has two primary races for county board seats, but results were not available at press deadline.

Meeker County

District 3

* Tim Benoit, Dassel (i) -- 99

Michael Degner, Cosmos -- 34

* Bryan Larson, Litchfield -- 233

District 5

Marlys Houk, Paynesville -- 60

* Mike Huberty, Eden Valley -- 266

Mike Lokken, Grove City -- 35

* Ben Smith, Grove City -- 62

Yellow Medicine County

District 2

* John Berends, Granite Falls -- 229

* Mitch Brovold, Granite Falls -- 169

Bill Miller, Granite Falls -- 28

Michael Ohliger, Granite Falls -- 28

Chippewa County

District 1

Matt Gilbertson, Watson

Stan Harms, Clara City

Douglas Kluver, Montevideo

Dave Lauritsen, Milan

Galen Rud, Montevideo

District 3

Dennis Anderson, Montevideo

David Nordaune, Granite Falls

Dustin Shourds, Montevideo