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Ward elected to leadership posts

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Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, has been elected assistant majority leader in the new DFL majority. He also will serve as vice chair of the Capital Investment Committee.


The retired teacher was one of seven assistant majority leaders elected last weekend. He said that a DFL majority whip will be selected, possibly Wednesday, Dec. 19, from that group.

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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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