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Carri Jones

Jones ousts LaRose as Leech Lake chair in close race; Staples-Fairbanks unseats Whitebird

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CASS LAKE - In a close race to determine the head of the Leech Lake Tribal Council, Carri Jones made history with her win over incumbent Arthur "Archie" LaRose in Tuesday's general election.

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In a close race for District 3 committeeman, LeRoy Staples-Fairbanks III also defeated the incumbent, Eugene "Ribs" Whitebird.

Jones was elected chairwoman by receiving 50.09 percent of the votes. Jones received 1,335 votes, while LaRose received 1,330 votes for 49.91 percent.

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