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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon was all smiles Tuesday afternoon during her first parachute jump. She dove in tandem with Army Sgt. First Class Aaron Figel. Golden Knights photo

Lieutenant governor parachute jumps for military

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon said her first parachute jump was peaceful.

At least it was after the initial fear of jumping out of an airplane at 12,800 feet.

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“After the parachute deploys and we settle down, it is a peaceful ride,” Prettner Solon said Tuesday, her feet firmly planted on the ground. “It truly is.”

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