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Widboom to face Benson in Nobles County District 3 Commissioner election

WORTHINGTON - Matthew Widboom's name was drawn from a hat in a 10 a.m. meeting of the Canvassing Board Friday to break a tie in the District 3 Nobles County Commissioner race.

Widboom will now face incumbent David Benson, who earned his spot on the ballot for November's election Tuesday night, following the results of the Primary election. Widboom and fellow candidate Robert Paplow each received 100 votes in that election.

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Julie Buntjer

Julie Buntjer joined the 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 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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