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Browns Valley mayor says he'll challenge Langseth for state Senate

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FARGO -- Jeff Backer Jr., mayor of Browns Valley, Minn., announced this week he will run for Minnesota State Senate in the 9th District.


Backer plans to challenge Democratic Senator Keith Langseth.

"At a time when Minnesota needs real leaders finding a solution to a once-in-a-lifetime economic crisis, St. Paul has failed us. Last year the legislature did not even do their most basic job and pass a balanced budget., Backer said in a statement.

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