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Lakeland Public Television hosted the first debates between area legislators; the first debate was Senate District 5 incumbents Tom Saxhaug, left, and John Carlson. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Saxhaug, Carlson face off in state Senate District 5 debate

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BEMIDJI – In the first of a series of live debates about local legislative races Monday night, Republican Sen. John Carlson said he and his opponent Tom Saxhaug would be good representatives for the forest product service industry, a suggestion that Saxhaug, a DFLer from Grand Rapids, nodded in agreement.


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John Hageman
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