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Duluth city council president wins most votes in mayoral primary

Forum News Service DULUTH, Minn. -- Duluth city council president Emily Larson was the top vote-getter among a crowded field of Duluth mayoral hopefuls Tuesday night and will advance to November's general election. It appeared that businessman an...

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DULUTH, Minn. -- Duluth city council president Emily Larson was the top vote-getter among a crowded field of Duluth mayoral hopefuls Tuesday night and will advance to November’s general election. It appeared that businessman and boxing promoter Chuck Horton was likely to be her challenger on Nov. 3.

According to the city of Duluth's unofficial tally of results, with all precincts reporting, Larson was the top vote-getter with 5,456 votes. Horton was in second place with 1,505 votes. They were among eight candidates vying to lead the city.

Howie Hanson was running in third place with 732 votes.

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The top two vote-getters advance to the general election on Nov. 3, with the winner of that election replacing outgoing Mayor Don Ness, who chose to not run for a third term.

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