ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A frequent presence on Minnesota’s election ballots has died.
Dick Franson ran for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide and local offices for a total of about 30 attempts. Franson died Wednesday after going through rehab for a concussion earlier this year. He was 86.READ MORE: Indigenous Bowl Brings 30+ Tribes, Communities Together At U.S. Bank Stadium
Franson promoted his military experience in Vietnam and Korea in his many campaigns. He most recently ran for secretary of state but lost in the Democratic-Farmer-Labor primary.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Monday Will Be Season's Coldest, With Flash Freeze Causing Icy Commutes
His nephew Kevin Brandt says Franson was a generous man who fought hard for what he believed in.
Franson’s funeral service will be held on June 4. He is set to be buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Hurt By Falling Porch During Minneapolis House Fire
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