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The quest for change began in earnest in 1946 when parent activists found a ready ally in Governor Luther Youngdahl.

Just beginning his first of three terms in office, Youngdahl was one of the first public officials to commit himself to improving the deplorable conditions that these "invisible" Minnesotans lived in at some state institutions.

Governor Luther Youngdahl: Champion of Change
Governor Luther Youngdahl:
Champion of Change

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