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GOP picks Byberg to challenge Peterson in Minn. 7th District

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MINNEAPOLIS - Republicans have chosen Lee Byberg to face Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson in November.

Byberg, a Willmar businessman, turned back Alan Roebke.

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Peterson is seeking an 11th term in the 7th District, which covers most of western Minnesota. He heads the influential House Agriculture Committee.

Independence Party candidate Glen Menze (MEN'-zee) and independent Gene Waldorf are also running.

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