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Former state Rep. Roy Jensen listens to fellow Willmar resident Wally Gustafson, himself a former legislator, honor Jensen as being Minnesota's oldest former lawmaker. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Ex-lawmakers honor 100-year-old colleague

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ST. PAUL -- Roy Jensen returned to the Minnesota House Friday to be honored as the oldest retired state lawmaker.

"It's the first time I've been back in all these years," the 100-year-old lifelong Willmar-area resident said.

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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.
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