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brian korthals/daily globe Nobles County recount officials (clockwise from top left) Cheryl Avenel-Navara, Janice Oberloh, Rita Smith, Chief Deputy Auditor Kris Ray, Al Franken attorney Greg Hodur, Brent Feikema and Darrell Stitt work on the ballot recount Wednesday afternoon in the Farmers Room at the Nobles County Government Center in Worthington.

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WORTHINGTON -- Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken picked up one vote over incumbent Republican Norm Coleman after a Nobles County hand recount that took more than four and a half hours Wednesday in the Farmers Room of the Nobles County Government Center in Worthington.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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