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Wright, Lillehaug retain Supreme Court seats

MINNEAPOLIS — Justices David Lillehaug and Wilhelmina Wright will stay on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Lillehaug, a former U.S. attorney for Minnesota, faced voters for the first time since Gov. Mark Dayton appointed him to the high court last year.

Lillehaug defeated Michelle MacDonald, a West St. Paul attorney who won the GOP endorsement for the officially nonpartisan office but fell out with party leaders after it emerged that she faced criminal charges over a traffic stop. She was convicted in September of obstructing the legal process and refusing to submit to a chemical test, but acquitted of drunken driving.

It was also Wright's first time on the ballot since her 2012 appointment. She defeated John Hancock, who didn't actively campaign. She previously served on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

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