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Hi, I'm Alycia.

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I am running for U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota's 7th District.  I was born and raised in Glencoe Minnesota - the heart of Minnesota's 7th district. My father is a seated 6 term elected Representative of MN 18b - I've been around politics all my life. I have a heart to see renewal to our rural communities and business infrastructure in District 7.


I come from a long line of successful entrepreneurs from the 7th District from Circus roots to Farming to Insurance - we know how to blaze a trail in Minnesota's 7th District. My first official job in the political world was a Congressional office internship in Washington DC in 2002. I have not been employed by the U.S. government since that time. 


In 2018 and '19 I organized and opened Greener Pastures Natural Food Co-op of McLeod County


Along with the help of a few other volunteers and a lot of community support. We've grown our co-op ground up with no loans or grants even without the support of National Co-operative Grocers in this difficult time (COVID/, road construction etc).


We were able to organize and sustain a growing natural foods co-op in our community as a source of education, connection and local produce. It has not been easy but it is possible. 

I know that we are smart and creative people in rural Minnesota. We have some of the best minds and resources to pull together and renew Minnesota!


Entrepreneurship Meets Opportunity

I am running for Congress in the 7th district of Minnesota because I believe our rural communities in Minnesota are valuable. As people that make up the 7th district we know that our resources are abundant. We are made up of good people who hold strong moral values. We also have our struggles and I've seen this from living in my own rural community. We strive for good educational opportunities, great businesses and community life that offers connection, good food and creative outlets.

I would appreciate your vote in the primaries on TUESDAY AUGUST 9th. I seek your support to represent this district at the U.S. House of Representatives with new vision, new energy and new direction as we move forward to renew Minnesota.



Alycia R. Gruenhagen

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