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Willmar native named U.S. Rep. Paulsen's communications director


Willmar native Tom Erickson is U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen's new communications director.

Erickson, who has worked for Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, is leaving a job as National Republican Congressional Committee press secretary. His twin brother, Nick, works for the Minnesota Republican Party.

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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.