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Election results slow to post for Stevens County races

MORRIS - Stevens County results for national, state and local races are coming in slowly, thanks to a record number of absentee ballots cast in the county.

As of 11:00 p.m., all 26 precincts in Stevens County had delivered their votes to the Stevens County Auditor/Treasurer's office, but results can't be announced on the Minnesota Secretary of State website until absentee ballots are counted and reported.

Debuty Auditor/Treasurer Deb Brunko said a record number of absentee ballots, 447, were returned by voters. Those ballots are being counted by precint and reported separately from votes cast today.

We will continue to update our website as election results come in.

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting. 

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