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American Meat Institutes' Annual Hot Dog Day Lunch on Capitol Hill
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Edward Schafer (R) speaks with House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, (L) during the American Meat Institutes' Annual Hot Dog Day Lunch in the courtyard of the Rayburn House Office Building on July 23, 2008 in Washington. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)
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Collin Clark Peterson (b. June 29, 1944), is the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 7th congressional district, serving since 1991, and chairman of the House Agriculture Committee since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

The district, Minnesota's largest and most rural district, includes the entire northwestern area of the state. It includes Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Thief River Falls, Willmar, Marshall, and Alexandria.

Collin Peterson was born in Fargo, North Dakota, grew up on a farm in Baker, Minnesota, and received his B.A. at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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