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Debates for House 5A incumbents John Persell, left, and Larry Howes began on Monday evening hosted by Lakeland Public Television.Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Persell, Howes test records in House 5A debate

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BEMIDJI – The redistricting process that took place in February produced several races across the state featuring incumbents facing off and testing their record against each other.


That scenario played out twice in the first two debates Monday night on Lakeland Public Television. Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, will face Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, in a race for House seat 5A.

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John Hageman
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