Historic moment as Westrom takes speaker's chair
By Don Davis
State Capitol Bureau
ST. PAUL -- Torrey Westrom hopes his historic moment helps other Americans.
The Minnesota state representative stood in as House speaker Tuesday afternoon, apparently the first time a blind person ever to run state House debate anywhere in the country.
"If nothing else, hopefully, it will motivate people who have a challenge in their life," the Elbow Lake Republican said after his experience.
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