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Igo clinches redrawn House District 7A

The Grand Rapids Republican, who currently represents House District 5B, defeated Rep. Julie Sandstede, a Hibbing DFLer who represents House District 6A.

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Spencer Igo
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DULUTH — Spencer Igo, a Republican from Grand Rapids, defeated Democratic-Farmer-Labor challenger Julie Sandstede, of Hibbing, in the newly redrawn House District 7A, according to unofficial results Wednesday.

Igo garnered 53.74% of the vote, while Sandstede earned 46.19%, Minnesota Secretary of State results show.

Igo, of Grand Rapids, is the current representative for House District 5B. He worked as a field representative for U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber, who was reelected.

Sandstede, of Hibbing, currently serves as representative for House District 6A. She is an elementary school music teacher.

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Julie Sandstede

District 7A, which was redrawn in statewide redistricting earlier this year, will now include parts of St. Louis, Aitkin and Itasca counties, including Hibbing, Deer River and McGregor.

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The current District 7A, which is represented by Jen Schultz, covers the northeast side of Duluth, including parts of the East Hillside, Lakeside-Lester Park and Woodland neighborhoods.

This story was last updated at 9:22 a.m. Nov. 9. It was originally posted at 12:51 a.m. Nov. 9.

Laura Butterbrodt covers health for the Duluth News Tribune. She has a bachelor of arts in journalism from South Dakota State University and has been working as a reporter in Minnesota and South Dakota since 2014.
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