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Gov. Tim Pawlenty signs Brandon's Law, which requires law enforcement agencies to quickly respond to reports of missing young adults. The law is named after Brandon Swanson, whose mother, Annette, is on the left and father Brian is on the right. The couple's daughter, Jamine, is next to her father. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Law changes for missing young adults

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ST. PAUL -- Annette and Brian Swanson's son has been missing for almost a year, but on Thursday they paused from their search to watch a ceremony designed to help other Minnesotans.

The couple and their daughter, Jamine, unsuccessfully held back tears as Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a bill forcing law enforcement agencies to quickly act on reports of missing young adults.

"This is a bittersweet moment for us," Annette Swanson said. "We want to make a difference for the people."

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