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State Sen. Sharon Erickson Ropes (DFL-Winona) discusses legislation with North Shore senators Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) and Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL-Duluth). The State Legislature begins the 2010 session Thursday.

Native daughter sponsors local bill

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Having grown up in Two Harbors, state Sen. Sharon Erickson Ropes of Winona is co-authoring a bill to expand the Burlington Bay Campground. Erickson Ropes is joining with Sen. Tom Bakk of Cook to request $1.25 million in state bonding dollars for this project in her hometown.


"My parents, Paul and Irene Erickson, and much of my extended family, still live in Two Harbors," Erickson Ropes said. She is a 1972 graduate of Two Harbors High School.

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