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Lislegard wins redrawn House District 7B on Iron Range

The DFL candidate from Aurora defeated GOP challenger Matt Norri, of Virginia.

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David Lislegard
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Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate David Lislegard, of Aurora, defeated Matt Norri, a Republican from Virginia, in the newly redrawn House District 7B, according to unofficial results Wednesday.

Lislegard received 51.17% of votes, while Norri earned 48.67%, Minnesota Secretary of State results show.

Lislegard currently represents House District 6B. He has served as mayor and city councilor in Aurora and works in business relations for Lakehead Constructors Inc.

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Matt Norri

Norri sells insurance. He grew up in a small business family and previously worked at the family's beer distributing company.

District 7B has been redrawn and will now include a portion of the Iron Range in St. Louis County, including Embarrass, Chisholm and the quad cities of Virginia, Mountain Iron, Eveleth and Gilbert. It previously included the southwestern part of Duluth from the Gary-New Duluth to Central Hillside neighborhoods and is represented by Liz Olson.

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This story was last updated at 9:31 a.m. Nov. 9. It was originally updated at 12:58 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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