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Former state Sen. Nancy Brataas dies

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- Former state Sen. Nancy Brataas died Thursday after battling a lung disease for nearly a year.

Brataas was the second woman to be elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1975, and served for seventeen years in the Legislature.

She was also chair of the Minnesota Republican Party from 1963 to 1969.

Nancy's life will be celebrated in Rochester. Details haven't been announced yet. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements.

Brataas was 86. 

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