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Associated Press, Published December 07 2009

Palin visit to Sioux Falls draws hundreds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Hundreds of people turned out in cold weather in Sioux Falls to get a book signed by former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Some of them waited in line more than 34 hours, and police were on hand for crowd control.

The former Alaska governor is on a tour promoting her book "Going Rogue." On Sunday night she made a stop at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Sioux Falls, where about 300 people were ushered inside from subzero wind chills.

Palin shook hands, asked questions and gave several quick hugs as she signed books.

Palin got a surprise visit from an old high school basketball and track teammate at Wasilla, Alaska. Katy Port Allers drove 10 hours from North Dakota to have Palin sign a book — which Port Allers is mentioned in.

Michelle Siert of Madison gave Palin a pink T-shirt that said, "The Sky's the Limit," and had Palin's face added to Mount Rushmore.

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