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Photo by Rachelle Klemme Otter Tail County Auditor Wayne Stein and city of Wadena Finance Officer Lloyd Lanz count a stack of ballots by hand.

Pierce edges Kempf in recount by four votes

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Toby Pierce is still the second city council winner by a four-vote margin. As long as Wednesday's recount results will be made official this Monday at noon, he will retain his seat on the council.

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The manually recounted results were Jeanette Baymler at 817 votes, Pierce at 741 votes and Gilette Kempf at 737 votes. Electronically counted results from election day had Pierce at 740 votes and Kempf at 736 votes.

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