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At Eden Prairie church and Bemidji factory, Santorum stays upbeat

The Republican presidential candidate spoke about his faith in Eden Prairie, saying the country was built from the bottom up by faithful people. In Bemidji Santorum toured the plant that makes the sweater vests that have become the trademark of his campaign.
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The Republican presidential candidate spoke about his faith in Eden Prairie, saying the country was built from the bottom up by faithful people. In Bemidji Santorum toured the plant that makes the sweater vests that have become the trademark of his campaign.

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