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White Earth election: Incumbents re-elected; Durant defeats McArthur

As Robert J. Durant sat anxiously in Mahnomen's Golden Eagle Bingo Hall waiting for the White Earth election results Tuesday night, he crossed his fingers and prayed for good news.

His prayers were answered as he defeated Eugene "Bugger" McArthur in the run for secretary/treasurer by 66 percent of the votes.

"It's been a long journey and an experience like no other," Durant said.

Meanwhile, Irene "Rene" Auginaush celebrated with family and friends after winning yet another term as District I Representative by 52 percent of the votes against Steven (Punky) Clark.

It was a close call for the District II Committeeman seat. The winner was incumbent Terrence "Terry" Tibetts, Sr. with 50 percent of the votes. His opponent, Kenneth M. Coleman, Jr. received 49 percent of the votes.

For more details, see Wednesday's Tribune.