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House thanks Lieder, other World War II vets

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ST. PAUL - Rep. Bernie Lieder is a member of the "Greatest Generation," but he never would use such a term about himself.

So it was with reluctance that he accepted recognition Thursday when the Minnesota House honored the Crookston Democrat and his fellow World War II veterans.

"I'm only one of the whole group, and I hate to be singled out," said Lieder, who told fellow lawmakers he appreciated that the veterans were acknowledged.

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