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County sees busy day at polls

Election judges reported a steady stream of voters all day Tuesday, with many expressing surprise at such a good turnout for the midterm elections.

Thomson Township clerk Rhonda Peleski said they had a line that wrapped through the community room for much of the day, reporting that 2,134 residents voted in person at Thomson Town Hall, the polling place for Carlton County's largest precinct.

"It was a long day. Really busy," Peleski said.

In Cloquet, Ward 2 residents voted at the public library. It was the first General Election at the new location, after decades of voting at the Garfield Schoo...