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Congressman Peterson announces re-election bid

WILLMAR –– U.S. Rep. Colin Peterson finally broke his silence and announced today he will seek another term in office in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Seventh District DFL Congressman, who was first elected in 1990, had been sitting on the fence about whether to run again.

Peterson issued a press release this morning announcing his decision.

Torrey Westrom, a Republican from Elbow Lake who currently serves in the Minnesota Senate, said he intends to run against Peterson this fall.

Peterson is expected to be in Willmar this afternoon to talk to local news media.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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