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Brad Swenson, former political editor of the Bemidji Pioneer, died Sunday at his home. "He always had the most insightful questions to get at what the session was going to be about," recalled state Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook. "Just a great guy to visit with."

'One of a kind': Community, politicians remember longtime Pioneer reporter Brad Swenson

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BEMIDJI - Brad Swenson, 57, longtime political reporter with the Bemidji Pioneer, died unexpectedly Sunday at his home.

He retired due to health issues as the Pioneer's political editor in July 2011, but had been writing weekly political columns since January.

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