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Ryan Tangen is responsible for local elections. Submitted Photo

Lots of money and work to hold elections

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Come Nov. 6, voters will take 10 minutes out of their day, go vote for their favorite candidates and wait for results available that same night. And that's the end of the story for the average citizen.


But, for Becker County Auditor-Treasure Ryan Tangen and his staff, the election is more of a multi-month process rather than just a few minutes or hours one day.

Costs behind a county election

An election in Becker County costs roughly $105,000.

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