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Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Christopher Dietzen signs the certificate of election for Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandria, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Her 12-vote victory over Bob Cunniff was the closest Minnesota legislative race.

State board approves Minnesota legislative recounts

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ST. PAUL -- The State Canvassing Board certified the winners of two legislative election recounts during a brief Tuesday meeting.

Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, won by 12 votes over Democrat Bob Cunniff in the closest legislative race. Democrat Kevin Dahle heads to the Senate after the board certified his 71-vote win over Republican Mike Dudley in their district south of the Twin Cities.

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