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Tears flow at legislative retirements

Published 05/11/2012, Grand Forks Herald

Torrey Westrom recalled the last time he saw the Minnesota House chamber when he was in sixth grade, a few years before he was blinded and several years before becoming a state representative. Bill Hilty said many of his colleagues will be back next year and “carrying on, which makes my decision easier.” And John Kriesel called his time in the House “crazy.” The three and 20 other Minnesota House representatives are leaving after this session, along with 13 senators.

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