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Historic moment as blind Westrom takes speaker's chair

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ST. PAUL - Torrey Westrom hopes his historic moment helps other Americans.

The Minnesota state representative stood in as House speaker Tuesday afternoon, apparently the first time a blind person ever to run state House debate anywhere in the country.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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