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State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, responds to questions during an interview Thursday at the West Central Tribune in Willmar. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Westrom running for Congress after 18 years in Legislature

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WILLMAR — State Sen. Torrey Westrom said he believes he sees a mess in Washington, and he wants to help clean it up as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

After 18 years in the Minnesota Legislature, Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, has embarked on a campaign to defeat incumbent Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson in the November election.

Peterson, ranking member of the House Committee on Agriculture, was first elected to Congress in 1990.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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