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Very low turnout at the primary

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In a primary election held last Tuesday, a small number of local voters helped narrow down the field of candidates for the general election coming up in November.

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Voter turnout was dismally low across the area, with just 6.85 percent of all eligible voters in Otter Tail County showing up at the polls. That percentage was about the same in New York Mills, where 6.94 percent voted, and even lower in Perham, where just 3.96 percent cast their ballots. 

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