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September 23, 1995 | From Associated Press
Former Minnesota Gov. Rudy Perpich, a big-hearted dentist whose oddball ideas led to the nickname "Governor Goofy," has died of colon cancer at his home in Minnetonka with his family at his side. Perpich, 67, Minnesota's longest-serving governor, died Thursday. He was governor for 10 years between 1976 and 1990.
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September 23, 1995 | From Associated Press
Former Minnesota Gov. Rudy Perpich, a big-hearted dentist whose oddball ideas led to the nickname "Governor Goofy," has died of colon cancer at his home in Minnetonka with his family at his side. Perpich, 67, Minnesota's longest-serving governor, died Thursday. He was governor for 10 years between 1976 and 1990.
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January 6, 1987
Governors took oaths of office in six states. In Boise, Ida., Democratic Gov. Cecil D. Andrus returned to the job he had won twice before. In Madison, Wis., new Republican Gov. Tommy G. Thompson took office. Democrat Mike Sullivan was sworn in at Cheyenne, Wyo. Evan Mecham, who lost gubernatorial bids in 1964, 1974, 1978 and 1982, took the oath in Phoenix, Ariz. Meanwhile, Gov. Richard H. Bryan, in Carson City, Nev., and Gov. Rudy Perpich, in St. Paul, Minn., both began second terms.
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June 3, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wrapping up his meetings with President Bush at a joint press conference, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev heads west today for the first tour of the United States by a Soviet leader since Nikita S. Khrushchev tramped through Iowa cornfields 31 years ago. The Gorbachev tour, with stops scheduled in Minneapolis and San Francisco, has one underlying theme: trade.
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May 18, 1990 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mikhail S. Gorbachev's surprise decision to visit Minnesota next month has touched off frantic scrambling by Minnesotans eager to meet the Soviet president and extravagant speculation about the visit's significance to the heartland state. "There have been hundreds of phone calls," said David H. Speer, Minnesota commissioner for trade and economic development, who is helping to arrange the visit.
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June 2, 1990 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mikhail Gorbachev may be engaged in superpower summitry with a Republican President, but the moment he arrives in Minnesota on Sunday he belongs to the Democrats. Gorbachev will get only a six-hour glimpse of the American heartland as he and his wife, Raisa, stop in Minneapolis and St. Paul to lunch with Gov. Rudy Perpich and meet with business leaders before flying on to San Francisco.
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June 3, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wrapping up his meetings with President Bush at a joint press conference, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev heads west today for the first tour of the United States by a Soviet leader since Nikita S. Khrushchev tramped through Iowa cornfields 31 years ago. The Gorbachev tour, with stops scheduled in Minneapolis and San Francisco, has one underlying theme: trade.
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March 23, 1986 | United Press International
Gov. Rudy Perpich on Saturday signed a new law requiring that the POW-MIA flag be flown over the state Capitol and raised the flag over the building's north portico. Minnesota's is the first state Capitol to fly the flag on a continual basis.
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June 2, 1990 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mikhail Gorbachev may be engaged in superpower summitry with a Republican President, but the moment he arrives in Minnesota on Sunday he belongs to the Democrats. Gorbachev will get only a six-hour glimpse of the American heartland as he and his wife, Raisa, stop in Minneapolis and St. Paul to lunch with Gov. Rudy Perpich and meet with business leaders before flying on to San Francisco.
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May 18, 1990 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mikhail S. Gorbachev's surprise decision to visit Minnesota next month has touched off frantic scrambling by Minnesotans eager to meet the Soviet president and extravagant speculation about the visit's significance to the heartland state. "There have been hundreds of phone calls," said David H. Speer, Minnesota commissioner for trade and economic development, who is helping to arrange the visit.
NEWS
January 6, 1987
Governors took oaths of office in six states. In Boise, Ida., Democratic Gov. Cecil D. Andrus returned to the job he had won twice before. In Madison, Wis., new Republican Gov. Tommy G. Thompson took office. Democrat Mike Sullivan was sworn in at Cheyenne, Wyo. Evan Mecham, who lost gubernatorial bids in 1964, 1974, 1978 and 1982, took the oath in Phoenix, Ariz. Meanwhile, Gov. Richard H. Bryan, in Carson City, Nev., and Gov. Rudy Perpich, in St. Paul, Minn., both began second terms.
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October 28, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gov. Rudy Perpich called out 100 National Guard troops to expand the search for an 11-year-old boy abducted at gunpoint last Sunday in St. Joseph, Minn., by a masked man. Stearns County Sheriff Charlie Grafft had requested state help. The boy, Jacob Wetterline, was returning home with his brother and a friend when the man jumped out of the woods on a rural road and seized Jacob.
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