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St. Mary's student McKaia Ryberg sang at Gov. Mark Dayton's inauguration. Tribune file photo

Gov. Dayton honors promise to Bird Island, Minn., youth


BIRD ISLAND -- Students at St. Mary's School in Bird Island are preparing to host Gov. Mark Dayton next week.

The governor's office on Thursday afternoon confirmed plans for Dayton's visit Jan. 27, said School Principal Tracy Bertrand. The governor will be accompanied by Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls.

The visit honors a promise he made to St. Mary's student McKaia Ryberg. She had invited him to visit her school.

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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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