Vikings say they have reinstated Adrian Peterson


Stevenson wins DFL primary


Taylor Stevenson had what seemed to be a decisive lead late Tuesday night over Aitkin County Commissioner Anne Marcotte, 53, of Aitkin 2,529-1,682 with the DFL nomination for Senate District 10 at stake. About 63 percent of the precincts had reported.

In his second bid for the Legislature, the 24-year-old Baxter teacher was hoping to earn the right to face former state Sen. Carrie Ruud, 60, the Republican-endorsed candidate who did not have a challenger in her party.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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