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Chip Cravaack, a retired U.S. Navy captain and commercial airline pilot, speaks to Beltrami County Republicans Friday night about his bid against U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, DFL-8th District. He joined Lee Byberg, the Republican-endorsed candidate against U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL-7th District. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Byberg, Cravaack face uphill battle

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In one of the nation's unique concentrations of congressional power, two newcomers hope to take two long-term Democratic U.S. House seats.


Lee Byberg's goal is to unseat U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, DFL-7th District, first elected in 1990.

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