Dassel man elected to national convention

April 28, 2008

By Roz Kohls
Staff Writer

Erik Haapala of Dassel and two others from the 7th Congressional District were elected delegates April 19 to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul in September.

The other two delegates are Nancy Haapoja of Redwood Falls and Gus Booth of Warroad. The alternate delegates are Michael Barrett of Browerville, Arles Cumpala of New York Mills, and Brent Frazier of Pelican Rapids.

Glen Menze of Starbuck was endorsed by the Republicans at the 7th District Convention in Moorhead to go up against Democrat incumbent US Rep. Collin Peterson. Menze is an accountant and former farmer. This is Menze’s second run for Congress, having lost to Peterson in 2000.

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