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Minneapolis sends first American Indian woman to legislature

Minneapolis voters are sending the first American Indian woman to the state legislature. Susan Allen won the special election Tuesday for the south Minneapolis seat in the House of Representatives. The DFLer takes over for Jeff Hayden who is now in the state Senate.
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Minneapolis voters are sending the first American Indian woman to the state legislature. Susan Allen won the special election Tuesday for the south Minneapolis seat in the House of Representatives. The DFLer takes over for Jeff Hayden who is now in the state Senate.

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