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Civil War re-enactor Arn Kind, of Mankato, Minn., explains how Minnesota soldiers captured a Virginia battle flag during the battle at Gettysburg as Gov. Mark Dayton listens during ceremonies Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., to commemorate Minnesota’s participation in the critical battle approaching its 150th anniversary. (AP Photo/Brian Bakst)

Minnesota officials mark state's role at Gettysburg

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A contingent of 90 Civil War buffs, elected officials and others from Minnesota is headed to Pennsylvania to help mark the 150th anniversary of the battle at Gettysburg.

Gov. Mark Dayton gave the group an early sendoff Tuesday while reflecting on his state's role in the Civil War.

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