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Journalist Chelsey Perkins from the Brainerd Dispatch: Outcomes and Analysis of Election 2022 in the Brainerd Lakes Area

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KAXE News Director Chelsey Perkins.

Chelsey Perkins covers politics and government at the Brainerd Dispatch

Journalist Chelsey Perkins joined us today to talk about the Legislative races in the Brainerd region where there were no real suprises: Republicans swept the region. That includes incumbents like Josh Heintzeman and Justin Eichorn and newcomers like Ben Davis and Mike Wiener.

Chelsey also covered sheriff's races, school boards and other local government positions.

One of the things she was most surprised by was the money put into the Brainerd School District race - where DJ Dondelinger invested what is thought to be his personal funds of approximately 42,000 to win that election.

Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.