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80 years apart, state's senators have similar role in wake of crisis

Published 08/01/2009, The Daily Republic

In the years following the Crash of 1929, hopes of reforming the financial industry were heaped largely on the unlikeliest of politicians: a South Dakotan with a Scandinavian accent and little experience in the ways of Wall Street. As the nation now struggles to wrest itself from a modern financial crisis, another South Dakotan finds himself in the vanguard of the reform effort.

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