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Sailer, Olson defeated; Skoe and Howes win

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In state legislative races, two DFL incumbents lost their seats Tuesday in a Republican wave that re-captured both Minnesota House and Senate.

Dist. 4 Sen. Mary Olson of Bemidji and Dist. 2B Rep. Brita Sailer of Park Rapids both went down to defeat.

Olson was beaten 45.25 percent to Bemidji insurance man John Carlson's 54.59 percent as of Wednesday morning.

Sailer was defeated 47.54 percent to Bemidji businessman Dave Hancock's 52.37 percent.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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