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LAWRENCE: Abdnor knew how to take a joke — even one on him

May 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

In 1980 Senate race, Gerald Ford tripped up Republican and gave McGovern traction on debate issue.
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Abdnor remembered at funeral as ‘the real deal’

May 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Sen. John Thune said Saturday his life changed when the late Sen. Jim Abdnor took him under his wing, gave him a job and inspired him to enter public service.
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WOSTER: Abdnor learned lesson from 1970 defeat — and he never forgot it

May 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The first time I talked with Abdnor, after he lost the Republican primary for the Second District congressional seat in June 1970, was about the only time I ever saw the man actually down. Continue Reading

ANALYSIS: Jim Abdnor: South Dakota’s model of public service and a life well lived

May 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

KENNEBEC Jim Abdnor’s family home still sits on a corner lot a few blocks east of Main Street in Kennebec, population 240, where the only building stretching skyward is the grain elevator near the railroad tracks.
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Reactions to the death of former Sen. Jim Abdnor

May 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota leaders make statements about the passing of U.S. Sen. Jim Abdnor. Continue Reading

Flags at half-staff Saturday in Abdnor’s memory

May 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking that all flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff on Saturday in honor of former U.S. Sen. Jim Abdnor.
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Abdnor services scheduled in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Kennebec

May 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Jim Abdnor toured South Dakota relentlessly during and after his career in politics. So it’s appropriate that his funeral services will be held at three locations in the state.
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Abdnor hailed as humble servant

May 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Former congressman and senator from Kennebec dies at age 89.

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Jim Abdnor, former congressman and senator, dies at 89

May 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Former congressman and senator Jim Abdnor died Wednesday at the age of 89. Continue Reading

MERCER: Abdnor a politican who toppled giants

May 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Why hasn’t Jim Abdnor received the respect he would seem to have deserved?
He was only the biggest political giant killer during the past half-century.
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