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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Political stop is homecoming for state officials


March 8, 2019

Tom Urbanski / FDLTCC

Minnesota lieutenant governor Peggy Flanagan talks to a group of faculty, staff and students about the budget she and Gov. Tim Walz are proposing during a stop at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Monday afternoon.

Monday's visit from Minnesota Department of Higher Education Commissioner Dennis Olson Jr. and lieutenant governor Peggy Flanagan felt more like a reunion than a tour stop to promote proposals for the higher education budget Gov. Tim Walz and Flanagan released two weeks ago.

Both Olson and Flanagan greeted the audience of educators and students at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College by speaking in Ojibwe.

When Flanagan, a member of the White Earth Nation of Ojibwe, told the crowd she is a member of the wolf clan she got a smattering of "woohoos" from the crowd.

"Yeah, what's up, wo...

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