Sen. Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson have been enlisted in the effort to bring the Willie Nelson-organized Farm Aid concert to Minnesota. The organizers of WE Fest, the outdoor country music festival in Detroit Lakes, would love to host Farm Aid, says the Detroit Lakes-Online site:
WE Fest has some friends in high places. Rep. Collin Peterson from Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes Moorhead and Detroit Lakes, was out here Friday. Apparently Peterson is a country music fan and a regular at the annual event. Festival owner Rand Levy said Peterson and Minn. Sen. Al Franken wrote letters supporting Levy’s offer to hold a future Farm Aid concert, organized by Willie Nelson, one of Friday’s performers. This year’s Farm Aid will be held in Kansas City. The event has never been held in Minnesota.