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Two Harbors native kicks off campaign for Congress

Two Harbors native Leah Phifer will hold a kickoff event for her campaign to represent Minnesota's 8th District in Congress next year beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday at Carmody 61 in Two Harbors.

Phifer spent the summer crisscrossing the 8th District on her motorcycle exploring a potential primary challenge to Rep. Rick Nolan, DFL-Crosby and announced her intent to campaign for the nomination Sunday in a Facebook post.

An Isanti resident and 2002 Two Harbors High School graduate, Phifer spent most of the last 10 years working with undocumented immigrants as an Immigration, Customs and Enforcement Agent and then as part of the FBI's counterterrorism unit based in St. Paul.

The 2018 primary for the 8th District Congressional seat will be held Aug. 14.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Lake Superior School District board of education and high school sports in Lake County. 

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