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Pawlenty’s Rochester visit is eighth this year UPDATE

Post— Bulletin staff

Gov. Tim Pawlenty once joked that he considered buying a condo in Rochester, he spent so much time in the area.

A year after winning a second term as governor with the help of a sizable number of Rochester voters, the GOP governor continues to make regular visits to the city.

All told, Pawlenty has made eight visits to Rochester in the last year. Here’s a quick review of those events.

Jan. 23 — Rochester news conference.

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May 22 — Rochester news conference.

June 6 — Addresses Rochester Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues.

July 15 — Participates in departure ceremony for National Guard B Company.

Aug. 28 — Meets with Olmsted County officials; meets with Rochester media.

Nov. 11 — Gives speech at Rochester Veterans Day program at New Life Worship Center.

Nov. 19 — Has lunch with Rochester leaders at Michael’s restaurant; addresses group at new University of Minnesota — Rochester campus; visits Hylas Inc.

Dec. 11 — Participates in groundbreaking ceremony for Minnesota Biobusiness Center.

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