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Murdock fights for final vote

Legislators are known for fighting politics and policies that bother them, but Rep. Mark Murdock fought something else in the Legislature's waning days.

The quiet Ottertail Republican underwent rotator cuff surgery near the end of session and missed a few days. Despite on-going pain, he returned on the last day, a marathon day, to vote for a Vikings stadium.

However, the pain convinced him to leave before those retiring from the House delivered retirement speeches. He is leaving after two terms to spend time with family.