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Lee Byberg, a Willmar Republican campaigning for the U.S. House of Representatives, addresses supporters during a rally in Willmar. Byberg met with local utility officials this week to discuss energy issues. "I want to find out what local leaders think and give them a chance to ask questions," he said. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Willmar Republican turning to energy officials for their perspectives


Lee Byberg quit counting the miles he was covering in his campaign for Congress after he hit 30,000 sometime in August.Byberg is campaigning for the U.S. House of Representatives in the state's Seventh District, which includes 35 counties in western Minnesota, stretching from south of the Minnesota River to the Canadian border.

Byberg, a Republican from Willmar, is running against Democratic incumbent Rep. Collin Peterson, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.

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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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