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State Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, talks about his first six weeks in office during an interview last week in his State Office Building office. Pioneer Photo/Dennis Doeden

Persell reflects on being legislator

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ST. PAUL -- A huge wall hanging blanket proclaims "Leech Lake Powwow" on Rep. John Persell's wall. There's not much else.

Persell, DFL-Bemidji, hasn't been there long, though. Give him time.


Although only in St. Paul six weeks after taking office in January, Persell already has the swing of it, and it isn't easy.

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