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Detroit Lakes native Jeff Johnson became the Republican endorsed candidate for governor Saturday night at the state party convention at Rochester's Mayo Civic Center.

Jeff Johnson wins GOP governor nod

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ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A Minnesota Republican who grew up in Detroit Lakes and now is commissioner in the state's largest county became the party's endorsed candidate for governor Saturday night.

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Jeff Johnson gained 1,386 votes to Marty Seifert's 118 after a controversial ending to the state party convention at Rochester's Mayo Civic Center.

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