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2022 Primary Results: Wiener edges Monson by 40-vote margin to win House District 5B GOP primary

Mike Weiner claimed the GOP primary victory for House District 5B over Sheldon Monson by a 40-vote margin during the state's primary election on Aug. 9. Weiner will take on Independence-Alliance candidate Gregg Hendrickson in the general election on Nov. 8. No DFL candidate filed to run for House District 5B.

Mike Wiener, 2022 candidate photo
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DETROIT LAKES — Mike Wiener defeated Wadena County Commissioner Sheldon Monson by a 40-vote margin to claim the GOP primary for state House District 5B on Aug. 9.

With 100% of the precincts reporting:

  • Wiener — 50.5%, or 2,100 votes
  • Monson — 49.5%, or 2,060 votes

House District 5B includes areas in Wadena County, Cass County, Morrison County and Todd County.
Wiener, 46, resides in Long Prairie, Minn., with his wife Amber and nine children. He has been on the Todd County Planning and Zoning Board and served as the Todd County Republicans deputy chair.

Wiener is a business owner of the Produce Animal Bedding and Biomass Trucking Company and a beef farmer.

Wiener will face-off against Independence-Alliance candidate Gregg Hendrickson in the general election this Nov. 8. No DFL candidate filed to run for office in House District 5B.

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