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Ingebrigtsen files for re-election

State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, filed Wednesday in his home county of Douglas as a candidate for re-election for the state senate in District 11.

Ingebrigtsen is completing his first term representing Grant, Douglas, Todd and Stevens County.

"I have been honored to represent the people of our part of the state in the Minnesota Senate for the past four years. I have done my best to reflect their interests in quality education, low taxes, and preserving our outdoor environment," he said.

Ingebrigtsen added that the 2011 session will offer serious challenges as the state faces a $6 billion shortfall.

"I believe my experience this session will be an asset as we tackle this difficult chore," he said. "I will continue to use fiscal responsibility and common sense when it comes to my position on legislation.

Ingebrigtsen was unanimously endorsed by Senate District 11 Republicans in April.