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Published July 24 2012

WF Mayor Mattern endorses Berg

WEST FARGO – Mayor Rich Mattern is throwing his support behind Republican Rep. Rick Berg in North Dakota’s contested U.S. Senate race this year.

Mattern is the fourth mayor to formally endorse Berg so far. The endorsement was announced Tuesday.

Minot Mayor Curt Zimbelman, Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen and Williston Mayor Ward Koeser have also declared their support for Berg, over Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.

In a radio ad promoting Berg, Mattern touts Berg’s understanding of local economic development.

“Our community has seen a lot of growth in recent years, and Rick Berg understands both the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead,” Mattern said.