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House and Senate far apart on farm bill

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said Monday he is pursuing a U.S. farm bill for 2008, although hopes are dimming as a deadline nears, sources said.

House Democrats denounce Swifities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Nineteen House Democrats wrote to President Bush Wednesday and urged him to denounce ads run by the 527 organization Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

Marriage amendment rally takes cake

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The idea was classic -- a bride and groom standing before their three-tier wedding cake in a tuxedo and gown. It was the protesters carrying signs and chanting
CHRISTINE S. MOYER, UPI Correspondent

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Bush OKs aid for 13 Minnesota counties

ROSEAU, Minn., June 14 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush Friday declared 13 northwestern Minnesota counties a major disaster area because of damage from flooding and torrential rain earlier th

Ventura lends weight to finance reform

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Adding his considerable weight to a knock-down battle, Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura on Friday asked four Minnesota representatives to sign a petition calling fo
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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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