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Rev. Doyle Turner of Waubun is a potential candidate to be the 9th bishop of the Minnesota Episcopal diocese. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Local Episcopalians petition to put Waubun priest on bishop ballot

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A small Episcopal church - so tiny it had to merge with a Presbyterian church to survive - has offered one of its own priests to be the next bishop of Minnesota.

Doyle Turner of Waubun was nominated by a petition circulated by members of Trinity Church - Episcopal and Presbyterian of Park Rapids. Petitioners actually drove the papers to the diocese offices in Minneapolis Aug. 14, the last day to submit petitions.

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