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Former MN Senator Nancy Brataas Dies At 86

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One of the first women to be elected to the Minnesota Senate has died, according to reports.

Former Republican state senator Nancy Brataas died Thursday night after a long battle with emphysema.

Brataas was the second woman elected to the Senate in 1975. At that time, there wasn’t even a restroom for female legislatures at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Brataas may be best remembered for getting a University of Minnesota campus in Rochester.

She was 86 years old.

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