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Former Jamestown legislator Lyle Hanson dies at 85

December 29, 2020 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former Jamestown-area state representative has died.

The Bismarck Tribune reports Lyle Hanson died Wednesday in Jamestown. He was 85.

The Democrat represented District 12 in the House from 1979 to 2012.

Hanson was a teacher and a coach who began his career in Garrison. He moved to Jamestown and taught history and was the head track coach for Jamestown Public Schools.

Hanson served on the House Education Committee and the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He was a hunting and outdoors enthusiast who volunteered for numerous wildlife organizations.

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Gov. Doug Burgum in a statement highlighted Hanson’s legacy as a legislator, a teacher and an outdoorsman.