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Bill would give veterans option of asking for Veterans' Day off

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota veterans could request to take off Veterans' Day under a bill that a House committee passed Wednesday.

Rep. Andrew Falk, D-Murdock, said that veterans often cannot attend events honoring them because they are stuck at work.

"This is a holiday meant to honor these selfless men and women," said Stephanie Vorvick of the Chippewa County Veterans' Service Office.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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