John Hageman covers local business and North Dakota politics. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Bemidji Pioneer.
A retired Air Force officer from Karlstad, Minn., will challenge longtime Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson in November. Dave Hughes, the Republican-endorsed candidate for the Minnesota Seventh Congressional District race, defeated Amanda Lynn Hinson in Tuesday's primary election. Hughes garnered almost 59 percent of the ballots with 8,771 votes to Hinson's 41 percent, or 6,104 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.—Two Republican candidates are vying for the chance to end longtime Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson's tenure representing Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District. Dave Hughes, a retired Air Force officer from Karlstad and the GOP-endorsed candidate, is facing Amanda Lynn Hinson, an author and small business owner in Long Prairie. The winner of Tuesday's primary election will face Peterson in November in a battle to represent a wide swath of western Minnesota.