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Franson wins GOP endorsement

State Representative Mary Franson of Alexandria, the Republican incumbent in District 8B, won a hard-fought battle for her party's endorsement today in Henning.

At Saturday's Republican endorsing convention, Franson won with 60 percent of the vote in a contest with challenger Sue Nelson of rural Perham after several rounds of voting, according to Bill Schulz, secretary of the Republican Party of Otter Tail County.

Also, District 8A Representative Bud Nornes of Fergus Falls was endorsed to be the GOP candidate. He was unopposed.

Owen Miller of Douglas County won election as Senate District 8 chair, a leadership post that had been held by Betty Staebler until now. Miller was opposed for the seat by Faye Yager of Douglas county. The vote was approximately 80-20 for Miller, according to Schulz.

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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