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Sieben fights off tough re-election challenge

Sen. Katie Sieben held up against a wave of Republican success Tuesday night, fighting off a tough re-election challenge from St. Mary's Point businesswoman Karin Housley to earn a second term in the state Senate.

While House District 57A fell into the hands of Republicans Tuesday, Sieben held on to her seat -- but not with nearly the cushion she has experienced in past campaigns in what has been a DFL stronghold for decades.

Sieben collected 50.9 percent -- 15,812 of the 31,043 votes that were cast. Housley received 15,206 votes, 48.9 percent of ballots cast.

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