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Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls, from left, McKaia Ryberg and Gov. Mark Dayton share a laugh Friday during the governor's visit to St. Mary's Catholic School in Bird Island, where Ryberg is a student. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Dayton hangs with Bird Island, Minn., teen, classmates


BIRD ISLAND -- Although she was just 12 at the time, McKaia Ryberg didn't feel so much as a twinge of the nerves when she sang the national anthem at Gov. Mark Dayton's inauguration.

Dayton couldn't say the same Friday, when he made good on a promise and visited Ryberg and her classmates at St. Mary's Catholic School in Bird Island.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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