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An official Minnesota pastime?

Senate Media Services was at the Minnesota State Fair this year, ambushing unsuspecting visiting senators with the question: “What should Minnesota’s official state pastime be?” Not surprisingly, hockey got a lot of votes, but some senators went a little farther afield, like Olmsted County’s Sen. Carla Nelson, who answered, “reading.” And then there was Sen. David Senjem: “Going to the lake and sitting at a table and having a beer.”

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