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Although the vote totals were close in the mayor's race in Chokio and the city council race in Alberta, there will be no recounts, Stevens County Auditor/Treasurer Amanda Barsness said.

Barsness said the losing candidates in each would have needed to request a recount and none did.

Ben Johnson and Cathy Rach were elected to the two open position on the Alberta City Council. Johnson had 27 votes and Rach, 26. The next closest candidate, Glen Tomoson, had 24 votes.

In the Chokio mayor's race, Dallas S. Pillen was elected with 101 votes to incumbent Roger Gerdes' 92 votes.

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