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Mary Sawatzky has been endorsed by the DFL to run in House 17B. She will have a primary challenger. Jessica Rohloff has announced she plans to continue her campaign and run in the primary.

Willmar, Minn., woman announces candidacy for state House


WILLMAR -- Mary Sawatzky of Willmar has announced her candidacy for the Minnesota House in District 13B.

Sawatzky, 50, a teacher in the Willmar School District, will run as a Democrat. The seat is currently held by Rep. Bruce Vogel, R-Willmar.

Sawatzky said she is running because she thinks the Legislature needs different leadership and she hopes to be a voice for rural Minnesota.

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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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