Two African Americans are the first elected to the state legislature from St. Paul

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Tuesday's election was historic for the Republican takeover of the state legislature for the first time in 38 years, but it was significant in St. Paul for another reason: The Capitol City elected its very first African American lawmakers to both the House and Senate. They won the seats vacated by the state's first two Hmong lawmakers.

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Digitization made possible by the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, approved by voters in 2008.

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