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Republican Paul Utke defeats DFL challenger A. John Peters in Senate District 5 race

At the time of writing, Utke has 22,224 votes to Peters' 8,333 votes with 111 of 144 precincts reporting.

Paul Utke.
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DETROIT LAKES — Incumbent Republican State Sen. Paul Utke has defeated DFL challenger A. John Peters in the Minnesota Senate District 5 race.

At the time of writing, Utke has 22,224 votes to Peters' 8,333 votes, with 111 of 144 precincts reporting.

Utke took office in 2017 as the senator for Minnesota Senate District 2, but due to redistricting, is now running for Minnesota Senate District 5.

Utke previously served on the Park Rapids City Council, where he has lived for 20 years.

Peters resides in Long Prairie and is a member of the Todd County DFL board.

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