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Business exec to challenge Congressman Peterson

Lee Byberg, a Republican business executive in Willmar, plans to challenge Democratic incumbent Collin Peterson in the 7th Congressional District.
Byberg is vice president of operations of Life-Science Innovations, the parent company of Willmar Pou

Lee Byberg, a Republican business executive in Willmar, plans to challenge Democratic incumbent Collin Peterson in the 7th Congressional District.

Byberg is vice president of operations of Life-Science Innovations, the parent company of Willmar Poultry Co. and other affiliated companies.

“My life experience having lived in three continents has forged my belief that the principles of liberty, limited government and pursuit of happiness are most relevant for every generation,” Byberg said in a press release. “Twenty years of business experience, including leading a substantial Minnesota agricultural company, coupled with my love for freedom and personal background has qualified me for this representative position.”

Glen Menze, an accountant from Starbuck who ran against Peterson in 2008, said last week that he plans to make another run to unseat the 10-term incumbent.