State Representative Debra Kiel was born and raised on the family farm, south of Crookston, Minnesota A graduate of Crookston Public Schools, Deb briefly attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Along with her husband, Lonn, they own and operate a wheat, soybean and sugar beet farm in Hammond Township. Together, they have four children and twelve grandchildren.

Rep. Kiel has served as Chair of the Crookston Public School Board and is an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran church in Crookston.

Rep. Kiel is currently serving her third term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. She is the Vice Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee and also serves on the Aging and Long-Term Care Policy, Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy, and the Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy committees.