FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Nearly a month after the election, a winner has emerged from the Otter Tail County sheriff race after a recount.

Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons has been declared the winner by eight votes over Fergus Falls Police Chief Kile Bergren, the Otter Tail County Auditor's Office says.

The county canvassing board will have to officially verify the results. They plan to meet on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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