Rep. Collin Peterson visits Bemidji


BEMIDJI—U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson spoke with local leaders in education on Wednesday, shuffling through his opinions on topics including private funding of political campaigns (opposed) and attempts to relax health requirements for school lunches (in favor).

Peterson, a Democrat representing Bemidji and most of western Minnesota, spoke for about an hour in a conference room at the Hampton Inn & Suites.

Perhaps most relevant to the audience of educators, he voiced support for a Senate bill that would loosen whole grain requirements, and extend a deadline to cut sodium levels. Other meal standards created by the Obama administration would remain in place.


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