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Legislator called up for Guard duty is granted early release


ST. PAUL -- State Rep. John Lesch, who was called up for Minnesota National Guard duty Tuesday, won’t miss the rest of the legislative session after all.

Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, was ordered to report to Camp Ripley immediately for training that was scheduled to run through Sunday. But he was granted an early release and will return to the Legislature today, a House Democratic-Farmer-Labor spokesman said.

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