State race: Persell barely makes a lead in 5A, Grossell takes 2A

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

BEMIDJI– In a race that’s too close to call, DFL-er John Persell is currently leading incumbent Republican Matt Bliss by four votes, in a contest for the 5A seat in the state House of Representatives, according to unofficial results from the secretary of state’s website. In the 2A race, incumbent Republican Matt Grossell secured almost 60-percent of the vote, over DFL challenger Michael Northbird, who received almost 40-percent of the votes in his precincts.


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