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Donny Wohlers will return to the Stevens County Board of Supervisors. Wohlers represents District 4 and was re-elected with 631 votes to challenger Diane K. Nelson's 462 votes. Incumbent Ron Staples was re-elected in District 3. Staples received 612 votes to challenger Jeff Flaten's 339 votes. Bob Kopitzke was re-elected in District 1 with 407 votes to challenger Sheldon Giese's 363 votes. Giese is also the Mayor of Morris.
With four of seven precincts in, incumbent Stevens County Commissioner Ron Staples leads challenger Jeff Flaten 331 votes to 249 votes. The two men are running in Stevens County District 3. In District 4, incumbent Donny Wohlers leads challenger Diane K. Stevens 516 votes to 430 votes with two of three precincts in.
With 15 of 24 precincts reported, it's close in the race for the four open four-year seats on the Morris Area School Board. Jennifer Goodnough has 1,694 votes while incumbent Robyn Van Eps has 1,574. Anthony Ekren has 1,423 and Jennifer Deane has 1,383. Incumbent Brent Fuhrman leads with 1,105 votes in the race for one two-year seat. Incumbent Dick Metzger has 1,035 and Wes Flinn has 763.
Incumbent Kevin Wohlers will return to the Morris City Council and Kim Gullickson will join it. Wohlers was re-elected with 1,654 votes. Gullickson received 1,515 votes. A third candidate, Sheila...
Incumbent Bob Kopitzke was re-elected to the Stevens County Board of Commissioners with 407 votes. Kopitzke is the District 1 Commissioner. Kopitzke defeated challenger Sheldon Giese who received 363 votes. Giese is also the Mayor of Morris.
With three of seven precincts in, incubment Ron Staples leads challenger Jeff Flaten in the Stevens County Board of Commissioners race in District 3. Staples has 300 votes and Flaten has 233.
With one of two precincts in, incumbent Bob Kopitzke has a one vote lead over challenger Sheldon Giese, 174 to 173 in the Stevens County Commissioner District 1 race. Giese is also the Mayor of Morris.
The race between incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and Republican challenger David Hughes in the 7th Congressional District has tightened with 71.1 percent of the precincts reported in. Peterson leads with 51.63 percent of the vote to Hughes' 48.27 percent.
With 113 of 208 precincts reporting at 10:50 p.m. Nov. 8, Republican Sen. Torrey Westrom led Democratic challenger Russ Hinrichs with 69.07 percent of the vote. Westrom had 12,946 votes while Hinrichs had 5,998 votes. With 72 of 147 precincts reporting at 10:50 p.m. Nov. 8, Republican Rep. Jeff Backer led Democratic challenger Hay McNamar with 72.81 percent of the vote Backer had 5,230 votes while McNamar had 3,230 votes.
Law enforcement officials learned a Donnelly man was driving under the influence when he drove two different cars he mistakenly thought he owned, a complaint filed in Stevens County District Court alleges. John Robert Bristle 72, of Donnelly, drove another owner's 2007 Chevrolet away from DeToy's Restaurant in Morris Nov. 4 while intoxicated, the complaint alleges. Bristle drove that car to the Morris Liquor Store where he left in a 2008 Chevrolet Impala that he wrongly thought was his, the complaint alleges.