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Published April 01 2010

Nearly 3,000 vote in tribal primary

MAHNOMEN, Minn. – Almost 100 people sat in the Golden Eagle Bingo Hall in Mahnomen on Tuesday night to find out who will advance to the White Earth Tribal general election in June.

And nearly 3,000 voted in the primary election that has three seats up for grabs.

Eugene “Bugger” McArthur received the most votes – 21 percent – in the run for secretary/treasurer, while Robert J. Durant came in second with 17 percent of the votes.

The general election is set for June 8.