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Sioux Falls braces for crowds at McGovern services

3:06 AM, Oct 25, 2012   |    comments
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KRISTI EATON
Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's largest city is bracing for an influx of political figures, family and friends in town to celebrate the life and career of former Democratic U.S. senator and three-time presidential candidate George McGovern, a legend in state's political history who died Sunday at age 90.

Hundreds of people are expected to gather Thursday for a public viewing and prayer service at First United Methodist Church. Among the confirmed guests is Vice President Joe Biden, who served alongside McGovern in the Senate in the 1970s and early '80s.

The two days of remembrance for the staunch liberal will include some of South Dakota's highest ranking officials from both sides of the political spectrum.

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