Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon skydives to honor military

Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon made her first skydive onto Capitol mall in St. Paul Tuesday afternoon to show support for military families, the Duluth News Tribune reports. She made the 12,800 foot jump in tandem with Army Sgt. First Class Aaron Figel and the Army Golden Knights.
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Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon made her first skydive onto Capitol mall in St. Paul Tuesday afternoon to show support for military families, the Duluth News Tribune reports. She made the 12,800 foot jump in tandem with Army Sgt. First Class Aaron Figel and the Army Golden Knights.

The Star Tribune has a slideshow with views from above and below, and so does MPR.

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