No scare for Dettmer in 39A

Forest Lake Republican Bob Dettmer will serve a fourth term in the State House.

Dettmer handled Lindstrom DFL’er John Bruno by nearly 3,400 votes on Tuesday. He carried 12 of the 15 precincts and finished with 13,033 votes, or 57 percent.

The former longtime wrestling coach and Army officer will represent Forest Lake, Scandia, Marine on St. Croix and May Township, as well as other communities in the new District 39A.