Koenen looks to serve in west central Minn.'s new Senate district
WILLMAR -- Lyle Koenen finds himself on familiar ground these days as he campaigns for the Minnesota Senate in District 17.
Born in Willmar and raised on a farm near Maynard, the 56-year-old Koenen is a 10-year veteran of the state Legislature, first as a member of the House of Representatives and then this spring winning election to the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Gary Kubly.
But this time around, the campaign trail looks a little different.
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