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Indian veterans to get plaque near Capitol

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ST. PAUL -- A Senate committee on Wednesday approved placing a plaque honoring American Indian veterans near the state Capitol.

It heads to a full Senate vote, and a similar bill is moving in the House.

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Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook, sponsors the bill.

"We love our country," White Earth Nation Chairwoman Erma Vizenor told senators, adding that a larger percentage of American Indians have served in the military than whites.

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