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Filing error means House candidate running in wrong party

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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man running for the state House of Representatives in District 5A is disputing his listing as a Democratic-Farmer-Labor party candidate and plans to appeal to the state.

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Lavern "Pedie" Pederson is listed on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website as running for the seat as a DFL candidate. However, he said Wednesday he didn't intend for it to be that way. The filing for candidates closed Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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Zach Kayser
Zach Kayser covers local government and city issues for the Pioneer. He previously worked for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and is an alumni of the University of Minnesota, Morris. 
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