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Published October 15, 2013, 08:11 PM

Unofficial results for Spirit Lake tribal council seat

Voters in Fort Totten are decided Tuesday who will take over the Spirit Lake tribal council seat formally held by tribal chairman Russ McDonald.

Voters in Fort Totten are decided Tuesday who will take over the Spirit Lake tribal council seat formally held by tribal chairman Russ McDonald.

Unofficial results called in by Doug Longie report Clarice Brownshield wins with 180 votes to 169 for Shelly Luger.

They will recount the votes Wednesday and announce the official winner.

McDonald gave up his seat as the Fort Totten district representative when he was sworn in as tribal chairman in September. 17 candidates competed for votes in a primary last week. The top two vote getters, Shelly Luger and Clarice Brownshield, moved on to Tuesday's run-off.

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