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Boyechko wins Minnesota Senate District 11 primary

A farmer from Tamarack, Boyechko beat Democratic challenger John A. Peura, who received 38% of the vote. She will now face Sen. Jason Rarick in the general election.

Boyechko and Rarick.
Michelle Boyechko, left, and Jason Rarick.
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CLOQUET — Michelle Boyechko garnered nearly 62% of the vote Tuesday, Aug. 9, to win the Democratic primary for Minnesota Senate District 11.

A farmer from Tamarack, Boyechko beat Democratic challenger John A. Peura, who received 38% of the vote.

Boyechko will now face Republican incumbent Sen. Jason Rarick in the November general election. Rarick, a self-employed electrical contractor from Pine City, was first elected to state office in 2014, when he served as state representative for House District 11B. He was elected to the state Senate during a special election in 2019, after Gov. Tim Walz appointed then-Sen. Tony Lourey to serve in his cabinet.

Senate District 11 includes all of Carlton and Pine Counties, as well as part of southern St. Louis County and eastern Kanabec County.

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