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Republican newcomers in Senate District 9 buck DFL trend

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The Brainerd lakes area’s two newly elected Republican state representatives Mark Anderson of Lake Shore and Ron Kresha of Little Falls were notable exceptions to the success of Democratic legislative candidates in other parts of the state.


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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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