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House District 10A primary race: Kresha to advance to uncontested general election

Kresha earned 3,577 votes, or 73.53%, over challenger Charles “Chuck” Parins, who gained 1,288 votes or 26.47% in the 73 voting precincts.

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Incumbent state Rep. Ron Kresha will move on to a general election in which he will face no challenger on the ballot.

Kresha earned 3,577 votes, or 73.53%, over challenger Charles “Chuck” Parins, who gained 1,288 votes or 26.47% in the 73 voting precincts.

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Candidates were Kresha, incumbent and owner of an international economic development firm, and Parins, a retired colonel and longtime Little Falls Township supervisor.

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There is no DFL challenger in this district, so it appears the Republican Kresha will cruise to another legislative term.

Chelsey Perkins is the community editor of the Brainerd Dispatch. A lakes area native, Perkins joined the Dispatch staff in 2014. She is the Crow Wing County government beat reporter and the producer and primary host of the "Brainerd Dispatch Minute" podcast.
Reach her at chelsey.perkins@brainerddispatch.com or at 218-855-5874 and find @DispatchChelsey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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