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Minnesota city's new council member wins by a card

Two candidates tied in votes during the general election, and agreed to draw cards at the Watson City Council meeting on Monday to determine the winner. Nathan Jordahl picked the high card.

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Drawing cards will select a new Watson city council member after the results were tied in the general election. Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune
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WATSON, Minn. — Nathan Jordahl picked the high card and with it won a term on the Watson City Council in Watson, Minn.

Jordahl drew a 9 and Carter Lokken a 3 as Watson's City Council members watched at their meeting Monday, Nov. 16.

Jordahl and Lokken had each received 42 votes in the Nov. 3 general election for a city council position. They agreed to break the tie to decide the winner by drawing cards.

Jordahl will begin serving his term at the start of the new year.

City Clerk Nicole Koenen said the card drawing was a good-natured event and the two candidates accepted the results in good spirits.

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