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Candidates share views at OTC COLA meeting

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

The candidates for Minnesota Senate District 10 and House Districts 10A and 10B were invited to share their views at Saturday's Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) meeting.

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Attending were DFL candidates Richard Kagan, a retired professor from Dent, running for state representative for District 10A; Pete Phillips, a self employed painting contractor from Wadena, running for state representative for District 10B; and DFL Senator Dan Skogen, a Wadena radio broadcaster, who is seeking his second term in Senate District 10.

Although they were not present, Republican candidates Rep. Bud Nornes, a Fergus Falls broadcaster and radio station owner, who is seeking his eighth term for House of Representatives for District 10A; and Rep. Mark Murdock, a hardware store owner, who is seeking his second term for House of Representatives for District 10B, offered their written responses which were read by COLA members Le Boyer and Bob Deutschmann. Republican candidate Gretchen Hoffman, who is running for Senate District 10, was not present and did not offer written responses.

Marian Bender, the Executive Director for Minnesota Waters, conducted the candidates' forum. Each candidate was given the same amount of time to respond to the same written questions.

For more information and excerpts from speeches visit the COLA website at www.minnesotawaters.org/group/otccola.

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