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NYT's Friedman: Minnesota a mirror of nation

New York Times writer and author Thomas Friedman returns to his hometown of St. Louis Park and finds it far more diverse than when he grew up there. He re-examines Minnesota politics and concludes that there is a fight for the soul of the Republican party in the state, and hard-liners don't fare well here because voters want problem-solvers, not idealogues.
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New York Times writer and author Thomas Friedman returns to his hometown of St. Louis Park and finds it far more diverse than when he grew up there. He re-examines Minnesota politics and concludes that there is a fight for the soul of the Republican party in the state, and hard-liners don't fare well here because voters want problem-solvers, not idealogues.

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