Much a (hair)do about nothing: Stewart Mills cuts his signature locks

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Stewart Mills got a haircut – and it's making headlines across the state.

The Republican politician, who lost a close race to incumbent Rick Nolan for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District seat, cut his signature shoulder-length locks following a grilling incident over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, he tweeted.

"The new look after my July 4th Bar-B-Q singeing. The haircut fixed a lot; luckily my eyelashes aren't as noticeable," Mills

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During the 2014 race, his long hair fell victim to attack ads and it made headlines around the country: Politico claimed Mills had been "anointed the Brad Pitt of the Republican Party" and the Wall Street Journal even traveled to Duluth to write about his hair.

So naturally, when the Mills Fleet Farm heir changed his do, it made headlines too.

The Pioneer Press titled its story about Mills' haircut "Biggest (hair-related) news in Minnesota politics today," while blogger Minnesota Brown called it "the haircut heard 'round the Eighth." The Star Tribune and the Duluth News Tribune also covered Mills' new do.

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