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September 3, 2013

Hagedorn looking to challenge Walz

GOOD THUNDER — Blue Earth businessman Jim Hagedorn will announce Wednesday that he'll seek the Republican Party's endorsement to challenge Rep. Tim Walz in the 1st District.

Hagedorn, the son of former U.S. Rep. Tom Hagedorn, is holding an event at a farm outside of Good Thunder.

Two other Republicans — state Rep. Mike Benson of Rochester and biopharmaceutical salesman Aaron Miller of Byron — also are seeking the nomination.

Hagedorn, who moved back to Blue Earth in 2009 after working on Capitol Hill, lost the party's endorsement in 2010 to Rep. Randy Demmer.

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