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The community had 70 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the 2012 election.
DFLer David Bly beat Republican Brian Wermerskirchen 57 percent to 43 percent in the House District 20B race. DFLer Kevin Dahle narrowly defeated Republican Mike Dudley.
On election day, students from visiting assistant professor Henriet Hendriks' St. Olaf College political science class conducted exit polling throughout the Second Congressional District.
Dave Thompson told a GOP constituency group that the push for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, as well as an insistence by GOPers that there was a budget surplus both "backfired."
Dahle, a DFLer in a tight race with Republican Mike Dudley, has a 71-vote edge after a three-day recount of all the ballots concluded Friday.
The Senate District 20 recount is expected to finish on Friday. Kevin Dahle (D) unofficially has a 78-vote count lead over Mike Dudley (R).
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In other news from around the region, Lakeville elects a 27-year-old mayor, and Eagan's Nicholas Mrozinski advances to the top 12 on NBC's "The Voice."
Voters in the mostly suburban cities Patch covers were more opposed to the proposed gay-marriage ban than Minnesota voters generally.
As of Thursday morning, the Minnesota Secretary of State is reporting that Dudley is 78 votes behind DFLer Kevin Dahle, who was unofficially named the winner of the race.
Northfield was far from being one of those cities.
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