Lawmaker files restraining order against ex-boyfriend

Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, took out a restraining order against former boyfriend and McLeod County Republican Party Chairman Eric Harpel after he "stalked" her, made threats, and sent "lewd" emails, according to a petition filed in Douglas County. He denies the accusations, calling one "absurd."
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Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, took out a restraining order against former boyfriend and McLeod County Republican Party Chairman Eric Harpel after he "stalked" her, made threats, and sent "lewd" emails, according to a petition filed in Douglas County. He denies the accusations, calling one "absurd."

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