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Hall and Jepson to face off in November for District 1 seat on Becker County Board

Second-place winner Erica Jepson of Evergreen Township collected 438 votes, or 31%, to squeak out a tight win over Osage Township supervisor Tim Clements, who received 402 votes, or 28% with all precincts reporting.

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Craig Hall
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DETROIT LAKES — Height of Land Township supervisor Craig Hall dominated in the District 1 primary race for Becker County Board, receiving 576 votes, or 41% of the total in a three-way race.

Second-place winner Erica Jepson of Evergreen Township collected 438 votes, or 31%, to squeak out a tight win over Osage Township supervisor Tim Clements, who received 402 votes, or 28% with all precincts reporting.

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Erica Jepson
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As the top two vote-getters, Hall and Jepson will advance to the General Election ballot on Nov. 8.

Hall did especially well in his home township of Height of Land, where he got 96 votes, Jepson got 44 votes and Clements got 37 votes.

Jepson did especially well in Sugar Bush Township, where she got 62 votes, Hall got 29 votes and Clements received seven votes.

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Clements, who is from Osage, did well in Green Valley Township, where he got 29 votes, Hall got 25 votes and Jepson received nine votes.

Longtime District 1 Commissioner Larry Knutson did not file for reelection this year.

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