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PRESIDENTS DAY: Area has several places named for chief executives

Published 02/19/2012, Grand Forks Herald

Consider James K. Polk. Not many people do. The 11th president served from 1845 to 1849, kept his promise to serve one term and then died of cholera three months after leaving office. On the second-to-last day of his term, he signed the act creating the Minnesota Territory, and for that, he got his name on one of the state’s 87 counties.

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