ST. PAUL (AP) — Former WCCO Radio personality Cory Hepola is running for governor as a centrist third-party candidate.

Hepola made the announcement Tuesday with a video posted on Twitter as his campaign website went live.

Hepola is a native of Otter Tail County in northwestern Minnesota. He disclosed that he was considering a run in an interview with Minnesota Public Radio on Feb. 8. That turned out to be his last day at WCCO Radio, where he had hosted a morning show since January 2019.

Hepola also formerly anchored at KARE -TV.

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Another third-party candidate, former wrestler Jesse Ventura, won Minnesota's gubernatorial race in 1998.

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