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Nolan: He and opponent are poles apart


Attempting a return to Congress more than 30 years after leaving Washington D.C., Brainerd native Rick Nolan said he and his opponent Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., couldn’t be more different politically.

“He and I are just on opposite poles,” the 1962 Washington High School graduate said at the north Brainerd campaign headquarters for his DFL-endorsed challenge. That polarity was apparent in a late September interview at his headquarters.

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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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