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Kriesel leads, but recount possible in razor-thin 57A race

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A recount could be coming in the race for state house District 57A, with Republican John Kriesel just 54 votes ahead of DFLer Jen Peterson as of early Wednesday morning.

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With 15 of the district's 16 precincts reporting, Kriesel, the former Minnesota National Guardsman, led Peterson, a Cottage Grove City Council member, 6,467 votes to 6,413 in the race to replace retiring DFL Rep. Karla Bigham, of Cottage Grove.

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