Former Rep. Arlan Stangeland, a Republican who served in the U.S. House from 1977 to 1990, has died in Detroit Lakes. He was 83 and died Tuesday.
He won a special election in 1977 when Rep. Robert Bergland resigned to become Secretary of Agriculture. Stangeland then served six full terms before losing a re-election bid in 1990.
Before going to Congress, he had served in the Minnesota House for nearly 10 years.
A funeral home in Barnesville is handling the arrangements, said the West Central Tribune.