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MINNESOTA NEWS BRIEFS: First woman on state supreme court dies

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ST. PAUL -  Former Justice Rosalie Wahl, the first woman to serve on Minnesota Supreme Court, died Monday morning at the age of 88.


Wahl was appointed to the high court in 1977 by Governor Rudy Perpich and served for 17 years. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea says Wahl was a trailblazer, leading efforts to address both gender fairness and racial bias in Minnesota's justice system. Funeral services are pending.

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Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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