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Minn. Chief Confirmed

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Alice Seagren was unanimously confirmed Jan. 20 by the Minnesota Senate as the state’s commissioner of education. The 62-0 vote for Ms. Seagren was a sharp contrast to the rejection last summer by the Democratic-controlled Senate of Cheri Pierson Yecke, who was Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s previous choice for the job.

Vol. 24, Issue 21, Page 25

Published in Print: February 2, 2005, as Minn. Chief Confirmed

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