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Former Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers announced Sunday his bid to be the next governor of Minnesota. He will became the third suburban Republican to enter the race against Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.

Zellers, former House speaker, joins Minnesota governor’s race

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MAPLE GROVE, Minn. -- Former Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers Sunday used a suburban setting to emphasize his middle-class roots and announce he is running for governor.

During brief remarks, he emphasized his rural North Dakota upbringing and said he would love to lure business to Minnesota from his home state.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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