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Browns Valley mayor says he'll challenge Langseth for state Senate

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FARGO -- Jeff Backer Jr., mayor of Browns Valley, Minn., announced today he will run for Minnesota State Senate in the 9th District.

Backer plans to challenge Democratic Senator Keith Langseth.

"At a time when Minnesota needs real leaders finding a solution to a once-in-a-lifetime economic crisis, St. Paul has failed us. Last year the legislature did not even do their most basic job and pass a balanced budget., Backer said in a statement.

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