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Lee Byberg of Willmar won the Republican endorsement to take on U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson of Detroit Lakes in November. Byberg will campaign by bus throughout the district and spoke to a crowd of about 100 at a rally and tea party in Detroit Lakes on Friday. (Brian Basham/Tribune)

Byberg sets sights on Collin

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In his soft spoken way, Lee Byberg is out to steal Collin Peterson's seat in the U.S. House, and he's doing it with a thick Norwegian accent and a touring bus reminiscent of Paul Wellstone.


Byberg comes by the accent naturally. He was born in Chicago, but raised in Norway before moving to Minnesota in his late teens to attend the University of Minnesota.

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