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Huebsch wins OTC board seat

Otter Tail County Commission candidate Doug Huebsch was one of the earliest voters at the Perham city precinct Tuesday morning, shortly after the polls opened at 7 a.m. Huebsch defeated Doug Ackling to win the District 1 board seat held by Syd Nelson, who is retiring after a long career in public service.

Perham area turkey grower Doug Huebsch said during his campaign for Otter Tail County Commissioner that he planned to work hard to represent OTC District 1, which includes townships in and around New York Mills and Perham.

Now he'll get his chance.

Huebsch defeated Doug Ackling to win the county commission seat previously held by Syd Nelson.

Huebsch received 4,017 votes (63.54 percent) to Ackling's 2,286 (36.16 percent.)

With the economy based heavily on tourism, service and agriculture, he said prior to the election one priortiy for the county is to provide a safe and healthy work and recreational environment.