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Navy personnel and civilians snap pictures Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, as Chief Brad Woodard lands with an American flag in front of the Minnesota Capitol. Woodard, a Woodbury, Minn., native, is part of a Navy skydiving team known as the Leapfrogs. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

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ST. PAUL -- Brad Woodard has some work to do.

"We missed it by 2 inches," the Woodbury native said of the T-shaped landing zone in front of the Minnesota Capitol building and 4,000 feet below where his Navy Leapfrog parachute team bailed out of an airplane.


The team will need to work on that, he said. "It is all about training."

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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.