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Former NFL'er Phil Hansen announces his run for state senate

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"I wanted to start in Detroit Lakes, because this is my home."

With those words, Phil Hansen formally launched his campaign for the District 4 position in the Minnesota State Senate to a large crowd of Republican Party faithful at the La Barista coffee shop in Detroit Lakes Thursday morning.


Hansen, a former defensive end with the National Football League's Buffalo Bills, has made the Detroit Lakes community his home for the past 10 years.

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