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Minnesota war vet attending State of the Union address

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz invited Mike McLaughlin of Mankato to the nation's capital. The Free Press reports Walz led an initiative for all lawmakers to invite war veterans to the presidential address. McLaughlin was an infantryman who served two tours in Iraq. He flew to Washington Monday night.
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U.S. Rep. Tim Walz invited Mike McLaughlin of Mankato to the nation's capital. The Free Press reports Walz led an initiative for all lawmakers to invite war veterans to the presidential address. McLaughlin was an infantryman who served two tours in Iraq. He flew to Washington Monday night.

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