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Sharon Van Leer is headed to the South Washington County School Board after all.

A manual recount this week of the District 833 School Board election totals reaffirmed earlier results showing Van Leer narrowly edged out Molly Lutz for the final of four four-year seats. 


Washington County elections officials started the recount of 10,000-plus ballots Thursday morning and completed the tally Friday at the government center in Stillwater. 

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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