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Huot maintains narrow edge over Wills in District 57B

Update: 10:46 p.m.

With all 13 precincts reporting in, unofficial results show Democrat John Huot winning Minnesota House District 57B with 11,208 votes. Republican incumbent Anna Wills had 10,377 votes.

Update: 9:16 p.m.

With 5 of 13 precincts reporting, Democrat John Huot leads with 3,978votes. Republican Anna Wills has received 3,296 votes.

District 57B includes Rosemount, Coates and a northern portion of Apple Valley.

Wills and Huot previously battled for the Minnesota House seat in 2016, when Wills won with 58.4 percent of the vote. Wills is seeking her fourth-consecutive term as she was first elected to the House in 2012.

Heading into the election Wills' top priorities were addressing the rising cost of health care and to conform Minnesota's tax code with the federal tax overhaul. Wills currently serves on the

Education Finance, Legacy Funding Finance and Taxes committees.

Huot, a realtor, touted public education funding and rising health care costs as his primary priorities.

Jake Pfeifer

Jake Pfeifer is a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, which encompasses the Hastings Star Gazette, Farmington-Rosemount Independent Town Pages, South Washington County Bulletin and Woodbury Bulletin. He previously worked as a sports reporter and outdoors editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and as a multimedia artist/editor for Detroit Lakes Newspapers.

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