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Former lawmaker Win Borden remembered

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Win Borden, a former state senator whose career saw both great success and serious setbacks, died Monday at age 70. In recent years he lived, farmed and wrote from the 1929 wood-heated farm house he was raised in near Merrifield.


Borden’s first win at the polls was in 1970, when the 26-year-old upset Sen. Gordon Rosenmeier of Little Falls, a true power in the Senate.

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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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