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Work at Minn. Capitol pauses for senator's funeral

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Mar 7, 2012 at 9:56 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Most of the legislative business at the Capitol has been called off so lawmakers can attend the funeral of a colleague.  
 
The funeral for state Sen. Gary Kubly will be held Wednesday morning in his hometown of Granite Falls. Kubly, who was 68, died on Friday after a battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.  
 
Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of Kubly. Dayton plans to attend the funeral and has also declared Wednesday to be "Gary Kubly Day'' in Minnesota.  
 
Kubly was a Lutheran minister in addition to his legislative service. He served three terms in the state House starting in 1996, then moved to the state Senate where he served three terms. 

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