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Video: Rep. Dean Urdahl compelled to write

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Dean Urdahl grew up hearing tales of the Dakota Wars in Meeker County. 2 / 2

Dean Urdahl, who was raised and lives in western Meeker County, is a retired history teacher/cross-country coach at New London-Spicer, a State Legislator since 2002 (18A) and an author of deeply researched historical fiction. Events and characters in his books on the Civil War are real, only the dialogue is imagined.  He signed his latest book "Three Paths to Glory" on Saturday at Book World in Willmar's Kandi Mall.  

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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