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Mayor-elect Ken Tracy is congratulated by his stepdaughter, Summer DeJong , Tuesday night at The Depot in Mitchell after Tracy won the six-way Mitchell mayoral election with 31 percent of the vote. (Chris Huber/Republic)

Tracy wins historic Mitchell mayor race

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For the first time in his life, Ken Tracy campaigned hard for an office.

It paid off, as the veteran city councilman was elected mayor of Mitchell on Tuesday. In the past, Tracy had been unopposed three times for a council seat. The one time someone ran against him, he lost.


But things were different this time, Tracy said during a victory party at The Depot.

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