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U.S. Rep. Peterson recalls 9/11 and its aftermath


Like practically all of us, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson can recall the details of Sept. 11, 2001, without much prompting.

He remembers sending his staff home shortly after the second plane hit the World Trade Center in New York. "Nobody knew what was happening," he said, so he decided it would be safer for everyone to go home.

Peterson headed for home himself, and the plane hit the Pentagon while he was driving.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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