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Minn. lieutenant governor all smiles in parachute jump


ST. PAUL -- Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon smiled all 12,800 feet down from an Army airplane today, becoming the first state executive to parachute onto the Capitol mall.

"It is a magnificent view," she said after her feet were firmly planted on the ground.

The 66-year-old Duluth woman continued her smiling as she was peppered with questions, saying that she would jump from an airplane again "now that I know what it is like."

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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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