Prominent Minnesotans pay tribute to George Pillsbury

The weekend death of George S. Pillsbury has produced tributes from many leading Minnesotans in business, philanthropic, and political circles. To former Vice-President Walter Mondale, Pillsbury was a remarkable man who nudged Minnesota "towards a more moderate, sensible course."
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The weekend death of George S. Pillsbury has produced tributes from many leading Minnesotans in business, philanthropic, and political circles. To former Vice-President Walter Mondale, Pillsbury was a remarkable man who nudged Minnesota "towards a more moderate, sensible course."

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