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Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, said he won't run for Minnesota Senate this fall, instead favoring the "more rowdy" state House. Bulletin file photo

Rep. Kriesel: No Senate run against Sieben; House is 'more rowdy'

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State Rep. John Kriesel announced Wednesday he won't challenge Sen. Katie Sieben this fall, after he said he had been encouraged to run against the fellow Cottage Grove legislator.


Kriesel, a Republican, used Twitter to suggest he instead will run for a second House term in November.

"Thanks for the nice texts and emails, but I am not considering a MN Senate run at this time," Kriesel tweeted Wednesday morning. "The MN House is more rowdy. That's my style."

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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