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UPDATE: Grimsley, Fontaine win Becker County Board primary -- Green wins District 2B race for Legislature

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Ben Grimsley and Craig Fontaine have won the District 2 Becker County Board primary and will advance to the general election Nov. 6.

With all the votes counted, Grimsley came in first with 160 votes, Fontaine was second with 117 votes and the third candidate, Mark Hagedorn, received 75 votes.

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"There wasn't a lot of voter turnout, but I'm definitely happy to take first place," Grimsley said late Tuesday evening. "I'm just going to reach more voters between now and (the general election). It looks like what I'm doing is working -- as I reach more voters the general election will look even better."

Fontaine said he also plans to campaign hard the next few months.

"I'd like to thank people for the support I've received so far," he said. "I'll continue to talk to people and knock on doors -- I'll work hard to win the overall election in November."

Becker County Auditor-Treasurer Ryan Tangen said voter turnout was 9.2 percent, with 1,647 votes cast in Becker County out of nearly 18,000 registered voters.

In the Republican primary for the Minnesota House 2B race, which includes most of Becker County, endorsed candidate Steve Green defeated challenger David Collins.

With all of the precincts reporting district-wide, Green won 790 votes (53.5 percent) to 688 votes (46.5 percent) for Collins.

Green handily won the Becker County vote, 312 votes to 171 votes.

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