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Skogen plans to run for Senate again [UPDATED]

Published 4:52pm Friday, July 29, 2011 Updated 10:47am Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Former State Senator Dan Skogen announced this week that he will be seeking the DFL endorsement for the Minnesota Senate next spring. Skogen served four years in the state senate beginning in 2007, as the senator from District 10, which included all of Otter Tail and Wadena counties, and part of Becker County. While in the senate Skogen served on the Education, Agriculture, Veterans, Commerce, and Environment committees.

“I enjoyed my time in the Senate.” said Skogen, “especially the work on constituent issues.”

Skogen who works in Wadena as a radio sports broadcaster is looking forward to the challenges of the endorsement, the campaign and work in St. Paul.

“Public service is not easy work, but the process is important and I look forward to bringing my common sense approach of getting things done back to the senate for the people of this area,” Skogen said, “while moving Minnesota forward in critical areas of job creation, education, agriculture and the environment.”

He and his wife, Dee, live west of Hewitt on a hobby farm. Their adult sons live in North Carolina and California.

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