Fairbanks wins White Earth election

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

MAHNOMEN– Michael Fairbanks was elected the new chairman of the White Earth Nation yesterday.

Fairbanks defeated Brent Gish, with an unofficial count of 1,352 votes to Gish’s 679 in a special general election.

Fairbanks will fill the unexpired four-year term of former Chairman Terry Tibbets, who was elected in 2016 and died in March after a lengthy illness. 

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