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Skogen announces intentions to run in '12

Dan Skogen

Former State Senator Dan Skogen announced Thursday that he would seek the DFL endorsement for the Minnesota Senate next spring. Skogen served four years in the Minnesota Senate beginning in 2007 as the senator from District 10, which included all of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties, and part of Becker County.

Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, is currently the state senator for District 10.

While in the Senate, Skogen served on the Education, Agriculture, Veterans, Commerce and Environment committees.

"I enjoyed my time in the Senate," said Skogen, "especially the work on constituent issues."

Skogen, who works in Wadena as a radio sports broadcaster, said he is looking forward to the challenges of the endorsement, the campaign and work in St. Paul.

"Public service is not easy work, but the process is important and I look forward to bringing my common sense approach of getting things done back to the Senate for the people of this area," he said. "While moving Minnesota forward in critical areas of job creation, education, agriculture and the environment."

Skogen and his wife Dee live west of Hewitt on a hobby farm. Their adult sons live in North Carolina and California.