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Candidates advance in Duluth primary election

Results are in from Tuesday's primary election for both the Duluth City Council and School Board races. In the primary for At Large City Council, the top four vote-getters will advance to compete for two open seats: Emily Larson with 3,339 ballot...

Results are in from Tuesday's primary election for both the Duluth City Council and School Board races.

In the primary for At Large City Council, the top four vote-getters will advance to compete for two open seats: Emily Larson with 3,339 ballots, Linda Krug with 3,273, Tim Riley with 603 and Chad Smith with 414. Candidates knocked out of the At Large race were Eric Edwardson with 291 votes and Gareth Bates with 272.

In the Fourth District City Council race, Jackie Halberg and Garry Krause will square off during the next round in November. Halberg received 308 votes to Krause's 221. Other candidates who didn't make the cut include Ryan Miles and Wallace Newquist, both with 36 votes, and Travis Silvers with 16 votes.

In the race for an open At Large School Board seat, Micheael Miernicki and Ryan Stauber will face each other, having received 2,690 and 1,221 votes respectively, in Tuesday's primary. Candidate Doug Frisk will exit the race, as he garnered only 357 votes.

Related Topics: SCHOOL BOARD
Peter Passi covers city government for the Duluth News Tribune. He joined the paper in April 2000, initially as a business reporter but has worked a number of beats through the years.
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