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Democratic Senate candidate and former Vice President Walter Mondale and his wife Joan wave to supporters from the stage at his election night headquarters in St.Paul, Minnesota in this file photo taken November 5, 2002. Joan Mondale died on Monday at the age of 83, her family said in a statement. Reuters/Scott Cohen/Files

Joan Mondale dies at age 83

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Joan Mondale, wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale, died Monday at age 83.

Her death came a day after the Mondales’ church announced she had entered hospice care.


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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.