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Former U.S. Rep. Arlan Stangeland has died in Detroit Lakes at age 83

Arlan Stangeland served in Congress from 1977-1990, then became a lobbyist.

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.