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Sheriff Voted Out

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Phillips (WQOW) -- The people have spoken and they want a new sheriff.  

Price County Sheriff Wally Krenzke was voted out in a recall election Wednesday night.   His deputy Brian Schmidt was voted-in by 169 votes.   Residents forced the election upset with how Krenzke handled a search for a missing dementia patient.  

The search was called off despite searchers saying they could hear the missing woman.   She was found dead the next morning.

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