Houge defeats Hasskamp after close race
■ Houge and Hasskamp race too close to call
Doug Houge and Kris Hasskamp were neck and neck with 13 of 21 precincts reporting shortly after midnight for the Crow Wing County District 5 commissioner seat currently held by Houge.
Houge held a slight lead, with 2,312 votes, or 49.88 percent, and Hasskamp had 2,293 votes, or 49.47 votes.
There were 30 write-in votes.