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.
Jensen died Sunday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar at the age of 101. He was among the oldest living retired lawmakers in the state.
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