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LeMieur won't run for re-election


Citing stress on his family life, Rep. Mike LeMieur, R-Little Falls, has announced he won’t run for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives.

The first-term representative said it was a difficult decision because he enjoyed the legislative process and working with other lawmakers.

“I’d rather regret leaving the Legislature than regret missing my kids grow up,” he said Friday.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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