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Lehmann, Myers will face off in forum today

A forum between the two declared Republican candidates for the House 4A seat will be held today.

Bemidji Mayor Richard Lehmann and the Rev. David Myers will participate in the 7 p.m. forum at Beltrami Electric's meeting room in Technology Park.

Myers ran for the post in 2006 and was an early entrant in 2008, a GOP endorsement won by John Carlson. This is Lehmann's first foray into partisan politics.

The post is currently held by first-term Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji.

The 90-minute forum will allow delegates to question the two candidates, with an endorsing convention tentatively scheduled for May 8. Questions will be asked both by a moderator and the audience.