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Pine River area man announces Senate candidacy

Dale A.P. Anderson to run as Republican candidate in Senate District 5

Dale A.P. Anderson
Dale A.P. Anderson, Senate District 5 candidate

PINE RIVER — Dale A.P. Anderson, a local businessman, former mayor, pastor and lifelong area resident, has thrown his hat in the ring for the newly created Senate District 5 seat.

Anderson announced in a news release that he will run in the Republican primary election Aug. 9 to give the people in his district a choice. Bret Bussman previously earned the Republican endorsement for this seat over current Sen. Paul Utke, R-Park Rapids.

Senate District 5, created through redistricting that resulted from the 2020 census, includes Todd and Wadena counties as well as parts of Cass, Becker, Hubbard and Morrison counties. It includes the area cities of Backus, Chickamaw Beach, East Gull Lake, Hackensack, Lake Shore and Pine River, and area townships of Barclay, Bull Moose, Bungo, Deerfield, Fairview, Home Brook, Loon Lake, McKinley, Pine River, Powers, Walden and Wilson.

"Our district needs a fiscal and passionate conservative who will take our rural morals and ideals, and stand up against liberal policies that are destroying our way of life," Anderson said in the news release.

Among Anderson's priorities are the right to privacy and to live freely without unnecessary government or media interference; the right to self defense through stand your ground laws and passing constitutional carry; and the right to equal justice so all law-abiding Americans can live freely and equally.

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He supports term limits for all elected officials in Minnesota, supports co-equal branches of government and believes in the sanctity of life, protecting the elderly, supporting first responders, protecting businesses from government overreach and protecting family farms.

Fiscally, Anderson supports a smaller government, lower taxes and saying no to non-emergency spending outside the passed budget.

"In tough times, we ask ourselves to do more with less. Conceivably, the government should be doing the same," he said. "Each Minnesotan has an obligation to invest in and contribute to our society. We need to eliminate handouts and start giving hand ups. And give people the capacity to self improve their lives."

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