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WHITE EARTH TRIBAL SECRETARY/TREASURER CANDIDATE Robert J. Durant gets a hug from his wife, LuAnn, after it became apparent he received the second highest number of votes -- 17.89 percent in Tuesday's primary election.

Nearly 3,000 cast vote in WE tribal primary

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Almost 100 people sat in the Golden Eagle Bingo Hall in Mahnomen Tuesday night to find out who will advance to the White Earth Tribal general election in June.


And nearly 3,000 voted in the primary election that has three seats up for grabs.

Eugene "Bugger" McArthur received the most votes -- 21 percent -- in the run for secretary/treasurer, while Robert J. Durant came in second with 17 percent of the votes.

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