Ruud defeats Stevenson, returns to Senate


■ Ruud defeats Stevenson, returns to Senate

Carrie Ruud of Breezy Point will return to the Minnesota Senate after being elected in 2002 and serving one term. The Republican-endorsed candidate was formerly mayor of Breezy Point.

On Tuesday, she won the Senate District 10 seat with 53.88 percent of the vote with 22,848 votes compared to DFLer Taylor Stevenson’s 45.96 percent of the vote with 19,490 votes.

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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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