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Lawmaker in rest stop sex scandal urged to skip flood vote


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state senator who shares a district with Rep. Kerry Gauthier (GAHTH'-ee-ehr), the lawmaker involved in a sex scandal with a 17-year-old boy, is urging Gauthier to skip a special session on flood relief for his district and surrounding areas.

Sen. Roger Reinert (RY'-nert), a Duluth Democrat, said Wednesday that Gauthier would distract from the flood recovery effort.

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