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Pioneering female state rep from Michigan's Upper Peninsula dies

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WALLACE, Mich. (AP) -- The first Democratic woman elected to the Michigan House from the Upper Peninsula has died. Judy Nerat was 64. Scott Nerat said Thursday that his mother died Sunday of cancer. The Wallace resident was elected in 2008 but lost a re-election bid in 2010. Nerat owned a beauty salon and earlier served 10 years on the Menominee County Road Commission. Incoming House Democratic...

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