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Wagner beats Malz in Scott Co.; Cook reelected sheriff in Rice Co.
There were a handful of contested county races in the area. Scott County had two commissioner races, Le Sueur County had three commissioner races and Rice County had a sheriff's race and a very close commissioner's race.
In Scott County, incumbent First District Commissioner Joe Wagner of Jordan fended off a challenge from former commissioner Ralph Malz of Belle Plaine. Wagner received 4,591 votes, while Malz had 3,682.
Commissioners Jerry Hennen of Shakopee and Jon Ulrich of Savage were both reelected. Ulrich was unopposed.