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Backer files to run against McNamar in District 12A

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Small business owner and former Browns Valley Mayor Jeff Backer filed for State Representative at the Traverse County Courthouse, officially submitting the necessary paperwork to appear on the August 12 primary ballot as the endorsed Republican candidate.


Backer is seeking the House District 12A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, which includes part of Douglas County.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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