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Marilyn Hagerty

THAT REMINDS ME: A snapshot of Grand Forks life in 1964

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Alderman Hugo Magnuson, operator of three Grand Forks supermarkets, was elected mayor of Grand Forks 50 years ago.

Magnuson won in a tight contest with Postmaster E.J. Collette and two other candidates. He won with 1,904 votes, while Colette drew 1,814.

Voting machines were used for the first time in Grand Forks in that election. In the mayor race, David Kessler drew 1,529 votes. Alderman Jerome Endres polled 428.

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