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State Rep. Kurt Bills looks over the crowd during a Wednesday U.S. Senate candidate forum at Farmfest. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Glen Menze joined sit on either side of him. Don Davis, dl-online

Minnesota House candidates strive to help farmers

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REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. - It is no surprise that U.S. House candidates speaking to farmers will say they support agriculture, but on Tuesday, six of them delivered subtle signs of differences.

In southern Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, for example, U.S. Rep. Tim Walz strongly supported a farm bill awaiting House action, Allen Quist opposed it for being too heavy on food stamps and not paying enough attention to farmers, and Mike Parry fell in the middle.

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