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Doug Head, former AG and candidate for governor, has died

Doug Head, a Republican who was Minnesota’s attorney general in the late 1960s and ran for governor in 1970, died Wednesday night. He was 80.

Head served in the state House in the early 1960s, before winning statewide election as attorney general. His bid for governor ended in defeat to Wendell Anderson.

After losing in the governor’s race, Head formed a law firm and worked there until his retirement.

Chuck Slocum, a former GOP state chair, emailed associates about the death, saying Head had been hospitalized last week, but had hoped to recover and go to Arizona. Slocum said Head’s family was present at the time of death.

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