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7th District GOP delegates choose Willmar businessman to challenge Peterson

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MOORHEAD - Delegates at the Minnesota Seventh District Republican Convention today in Moorhead chose Lee Byberg, a Willmar businessman, as their candidate for Congress.

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Byberg received more than 60 percent support from 258 delegates on the first ballot of voting in a field of five candidates, party officials said.

Agriculture will be a main focus of Byberg's campaign to unseat Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.

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