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Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier held a press conference in March concerning the search for a missing Bismarck man in the ice-jammed river.

Morton County voters sent both Morton County Commission James Boehm and Andy Zachmeier incumbents and challenger Jackie Buckley to the general election in the fall.

Buckley led with 1,581 votes, or 35.24 percent of the votes, by 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, with 17 of 18 precincts reporting. Zachmeier received 1,564 votes, or 34.86 percent, while Boehm received 1,318 votes, or 29.37 percent.

The Morton County Commission consists of five county commissioners elected at large to four-year terms.

In the Morton County Sheriff race, Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier had 1,818 votes, or 71.74 percent of the votes by 9:15 p.m., with 17 of 18 precincts reporting and will advance to the general election in November. Kirchmeier's predecessor and challenger, Dave Shipman, received 706 votes.

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