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Published January 18, 2011, 08:41 AM

Senator Conrad's retirement announcement sends political shock waves across the state

(WDAY TV) - A shocking announcement from longtime North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad. He is retiring. Conrad says there are some big issues to tackle and another campaign would just be a distraction. The news was unexpected from the man who has served in the senate since 1986 and is the current chairman of the powerful budget committee.

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