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Dan Schoen checks his cellphone while watching election returns Tuesday at River Oaks Golf Course. Schoen beat Republican Derrick Lehrke and Independence Party candidate Ron Lischeid in House District 54A. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Schoen headed to Minnesota House after beating Lehrke in 54A race

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Democrats easily reclaimed a south Washington County legislative seat they lost in a squeaker of an election two years ago.

Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate Dan Schoen handily won the Minnesota House District 54A race, beating his chief opponent, Republican Derrick Lehrke, by a 54-37 percent margin.


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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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