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Duluth Girl Cuts Ribbon after Capitol Renovations

Governor Dayton, joined by essay contest winner Hope Anderson of Homecroft Elementary School in Duluth, cuts the ribbon to officially open the renovated Minnesota State Capitol Building. Governor Dayton, joined by essay contest winner Hope Anderson of Homecroft Elementary School in Duluth, cuts the ribbon to officially open the renovated Minnesota State Capitol Building. |  Photo: Gov. Dayton's office

August 11, 2017 03:50 PM

A Duluth elementary student had the honor of cutting the ribbon at a ceremony marking the completion of a major renovation at the state capitol.

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Hope Anderson, a third grader at Homecroft Elementary School, won an essay contest about the capitol. She called it a very pretty building, said she loves the horses on top, and also made a prediction about who might work there in the future:

"I think that one thing that might change at the capitol in the future is there might be a woman governor. Maybe me!"

She also suggested that schools start teaching kids earlier about what happens at the capitol.

Friday's event kicked of a weekend of celebration at the capitol that includes fireworks, music, and political panel discussions.

You can hear Hope read her essay here.


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