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ONCE A REFUGEE, NOW A SENATOR

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), February 5, 2002, Tuesday    Mee Moua got a standing ovation Monday after being sworn in as a new member of the Minnesota Senate, becoming the first Hmong legislator in the country. Moua, a DLFer, won in a special election Jan. 29. Her first order of business? A vote to designate Minnesota's official tartan and dress tartan.