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Ward now target of recall petition

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A second recall petition against a Crow Wing County lawmaker who voted in favor of gay marriage has been initiated. Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, is the subject of a recall petition initiated by Doug Kern of rural Brainerd and Tony Bauer of Nisswa. Last week, Kern started a recall petition against Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby.


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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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