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Former U.S. ag secretary and Minnesota Democrat Bob Bergland dies at 90 in Roseau


November 8, 2019

Even when he was booed during speeches, the target of angry farmers in the late 1970s, Bob Bergland remained stoic — a Norwegian Minnesotan through and through.

After fleeing the Agriculture Department as about 50 farmers broke in and demanded to see him, Bergland vowed to understand their grievances while standing by decisions he felt were made in the best interest of the country.


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