A loss at the legislature
When Minnesota lawmakers convene next January, they’ll do so without Rep. Larry Howes, who has represented parts of Crow Wing, Cass and Hubbard counties since 1998.
The plain-spoken Republican parlayed his moderate demeanor and a bit of good fortune into a 14-year political career, making him the dean of north central Minnesota lawmakers. That’s not bad for someone whose entry into politics was prompted by being dragged to a political caucus by his wife in 1988.
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