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County Commissioner candidates listen to Craig Fontiane, left, during Thursday night's COLA candidate forum at M State in Detroit Lakes. The other candidates include, from left, Ben Grimsley, John Okeson, Gerry Schram and Barry Nelson. Photo by - Brian Basham

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Editor's Note: Look for a second story on the Becker County COLA forum for state legislative candidates in Wednesday's Detroit Lakes Tribune.


Five candidates for Becker County commissioner and eight candidates for four open seats in the Minnesota Legislature were on hand for the county and state election forums hosted by the Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) Thursday night in Detroit Lakes.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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