Cameron McMahon: Grande Dame of local politics always willing to help
Mid-evening on an election night in the early 1980s. a reporter making a stop at DFL Headquarters in downtown Bemidji couldn't get past the door without being greeted with a hug.
"My dear boy," Cammie McMahon said in a deep Nor' eastern accent as she heartily hugged the reporter, then in his mid-20s. "You must be from the Pioneer."
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