Koenen will seek District 17 Senate seat in western Minn.
WILLMAR - Rep. Lyle Koenen, of Clara City, said today he will seek DFL endorsement for the Senate District 17 seat.
If he receives the endorsement this spring, Koenen would be in an election match-up with Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, in November.
Koenen has served in the House for 10 years. After the redistricting maps were released last week Koenen was placed in the same House district as fellow DFL'er, Rep. Andrew Falk, of Murdock.
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