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Republican Jim Hagedorn (left) and Democrat Dan Feehan debate on MPR News Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Tony Saunders | MPR News

The race to represent Minnesota's 1st Congressional District will be among the most closely watched political contests in the nation this November. It's an open seat, after DFL U.S. Rep. Tim Walz decided to run for governor.

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GOP candidate Jim Hagedorn is making his third bid for the seat. He came within 3,000 votes of defeating Walz in 2016. Hagedorn, who grew up on a farm in Truman, later worked at the U.S. Treasury Department.

He faces DFL candidate Dan Feehan, an Army combat veteran from Red Wing who became a Defense Department official in the Obama administration. They will join Mike Mulcahy for a debate in MPR's UBS Forum on Friday at 11 a.m.

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