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Published August 14, 2012, 11:23 AM

Turnout light in Minnesota's primary election

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Turnout has been reported light so far in Minnesota's primary election.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Turnout has been reported light so far in Minnesota's primary election.

In southern Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, Republican voters are choosing a candidate to take on incumbent Democrat Tim Walz in a district that's usually considered competitive. But that race might not translate into turnout.

In Blue Earth County, Elections Director Patty O'Connor says the highest turnout she had heard of by around 10 a.m. was a Mankato precinct where about 30 people out of 3,000 eligible voters had voted.

In Olmsted County, which includes Rochester, Elections Director Pam Fuller says it's been pretty slow there too.

In St. Louis County, where the 8th District Democratic primary has been hard fought, Elections Director Patricia Stolee says she hasn't heard of any problems but hasn't had any turnout reports either.

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