Howard Jensen, from left, Diane Klaers and Gerry Nyberg are pictured Wednesday with some of the memorabilia that belonged to their late father, Roy C. Jensen. Tribune photo by Anne Polta
Former west central Minnesota lawmaker, 101, remembered for work ethic, forward thinking
WILLMAR -- Roy C. Jensen didn't attend school past the eighth grade and was happiest running his dairy farm north of Priam.
Yet he left a statewide legacy: As a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1950s, he helped craft the bill that established Minnesota's community college system.
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