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In this undated photo, Montevideo Mayor Debra Lee?Fader, right, poses for a photo with Gov. Mark Dayton during the 2011 Governor's Pheasant Opener. Fader will visit Montevideo, Uruguay, as part of a mission of cultural exchange funded in part by a travel grant from the Washington, D.C.-based Partners of the America. Tribune file photo

Montevideo, Minn., mayor to visit Uruguayan capital

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MONTEVIDEO -- It's a safe bet to say there is only one mayor in all of southern Minnesota able to sing the Uruguayan national anthem in Spanish and in tune.

That mayor is Debra Lee Fader of Montevideo, population 5,331. The mayor will soon be on her way to Montevideo, Uruguay, population 1.5 million, at the official invitation of the Uruguayan government.

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