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Jeff Backer takes District 12A Republican primary

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MORRIS – With nearly all precints reporting, Jeff Backer of Browns Valley is leading Nancy Taffe of Morris in the Republican primary for Minnesota House District 12A.


As of 11:30 p.m., Backer had 1,705 votes (55 percent) while Taffe had 1,375 votes (45 percent).  

Incumbent Democrat Jay McNamar, who was not facing a primary challenger, had received 1,467 votes.

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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.