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ST. Air Max 98 Rosse . PAUL, Minn. -- Wendell Anderson loved being Minnesotas governor so much that he couldnt wait to get to work in the morning. But when he abandoned the Capitol in a slippery move to get to Washington, voters never forgave the youthful Democrat who just three years earlier won statewide accolades for embodying Minnesotas strengths on an iconic Time magazine cover.Anderson, a handsome Olympic silver medalist in hockey, gave up the job he loved in 1976, resigning so that second-in-command Rudy Perpich could become governor and name him to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by newly elected Vice President Walter Mondale. The move was deeply unpopular and voters decisively ousted Anderson two years later in favor of Republican Rudy Boschwitz.Anderson, who died Sunday at 83, was never elected again, though friends said he longed to return to public life.Gov. Mark Daytons office said Anderson died at Our Lady of Peace hospice care in St. Paul.Andersons family issued a statement, calling the former governor many things: A kid from East St. Paul. A Gopher. An Olympian. An elected public servant of the highest order. But above all else he was a Minnesotan. His love for the state and its citizens was second only to his love for his family.Anderson reached the summit of Minnesota politics in 1970 when he won the governors office at age 37.The next year, he pushed through an overhaul of school aid and taxes that became known as the Minnesota miracle. In a special legislative session that stretched more than five months past normal deadlines, Anderson outmaneuvered the conservative-dominated Legislature by rejecting an alternate tax plan he called the old way of doing things. The victory gave him latitude to pursue Democratic priorities such as environmental safeguards, a minimum wage increase and programs for housing, seniors and drug abuse.The outdoorsy governor familiarly known as Wendy landed on the cover of the Aug. 13, 1973 issue of Time, shown hoisting a trophy fish over the headline The Good Life in Minnesota. The story inside called Anderson a Midwestern Kennedy.Anderson brought a star quality to the states top job, with his good-looking blond wife, Mary, and three young children, Amy, Elizabeth and Brett. He appeared in newspaper photographs jogging, hitting a baseball and tromping around in a parka with a fur collar. One Minneapolis Star columnist said he was so good on television that its possible people dont even hear what hes saying. Way back in 1971, press reports said he had a car phone that used radio frequencies for a range of 30 miles from downtown Minneapolis.The son of a sausage delivery truck driver, Anderson was born on Feb. 1, 1933, in St. Paul, where he grew up on the citys blue-collar East Side. He played hockey at Johnson High School and the University of Minnesota, where he got his law degree while serving in the Legislature. He was an Army infantry officer and won a silver medal as a member of the U.S. hockey team in the 1956 Olympics.He jumped into politics young, winning his first election to the Minnesota House in 1958 when he was just 25 and moving up to the state Senate four years later. He headed Vice President Hubert H. Humphreys Minnesota presidential campaign in 1968 before running for governor in 1970.Anderson crushed his Republican opponent, John Johnson, by a better than 2-to-1 margin to win a second term in 1974. Talk soon began about a future in national politics. Anderson joined the Democratic National Committees executive committee and became chairman of the partys platform committee.Andersons fall began when he resigned as governor on Dec. 26, 1976, to claim Mondales Senate seat.Anderson announced plans to run for the seat in 1978, adding, I dont fear submitting my name to the vote of the people.But the self-appointment was unpopular from the beginning. He apologized in a TV ad, saying, Many tell me it was a mistake, and I accept your judgment. Voters rejected Anderson by a wide margin in 1978, electing Boschwitz instead.It didnt help that he so-called `appointed himself, Boschwitz told The Associated Press on Sunday. It didnt help him, but it could be that the year was just such it wouldnt have made any difference.Friends said Anderson longed to return to the political life, but it wasnt to be. He sought the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Partys endorsement for a rematch with Boschwitz in 1984, but dropped out after finishing last in a field of four. He served on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, practiced law and pursued business ventures. He also served as Swedens honorary consul to Minnesota. Anderson and his wife, Mary, divorced, and by the early 1990s, his debts made the newspapers. He modeled exercise equipment and a sweatshirt.But his friend, former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe, has said Anderson should be remembered for what he accomplished.His tenure as governor will go down in the history books as probably the six most productive years in terms of progressive, forward-looking state government, Moe said.Memorial services are pending, Daytons office said. Nike Air Max 180 Og . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. Nike Air Max 98 Og . The Islanders dealt Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens after less than a year on Long Island. Meanwhile, the Oilers dealt long-time sniper Ales hemsky to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-rounder in 2015. . Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The fact that the Minnesota Wild have scored just one goal in the last seven periods of hockey at home would be a cause of great concern for most NHL teams. And while theres always a desire for more offense, when youre getting goaltending on the level of what Devan Dubnyk is doing lately, you can keep your head above water.The Wild head into their Saturday night home meeting with the Colorado Avalanche as Dubnyk is coming off his NHL-best fourth shutout of the season -- a dramatic 1-0 win vs. the Boston Bruins on Thursday -- and leading the league in all the statistical categories. So the recent lack of goal support is less concerning for a goalie thats allowed nine goals in his past nine games.Its not my job to score, Dubnyk said after blanking the Bruins for the second time this season. Its my job to work with the guys and defend. I have zero complaints with how the guys have been defending for me and playing. You take pride in that. This is a fun group to be out on the ice with right now in our end. You enjoy that time while theyre playing as well as they are for me. I got no question in here that these guys can put the puck in the net.Although when they played the Avalanche in Denver two weeks ago, it was one of only two times this season that the Wild didnt score, suffering a 1-0 loss when Colorado goalie Calvin Pickard stopped all 32 shots he faced. The Avalanche are just 2-4-1 since then, and aare coming off a loss in Dallas where they fell behind 3-0 early, rallied to pull within a goal, but fell short anyway. Air Max 98 Gundam. The nearly-complete comeback didnt draw many words of praise from Colorados first-year coach.I loved our guys effort for the final 40 minutes, but unfortunately 40 minutes doesnt get the job done on many occasions, he said. Especially when youre that poor in the first, that was frustrating to watch.The frustration is starting to show for Avalanche star forward Nathan MacKinnon as well, who has just three goals after 16 games. That lack of offense comes after his star turn for Team North America in Septembers World Cup games which had expectations raised among the Colorado faithful.While both teams are battling nagging injuries, the Wild are possibly getting closer to full health, as defenseman Marco Scandella has returned to skating with the team and may be cleared to return to the lineup soon. He has missed the last eight games with a high sprain of his right ankle. The Avalanche were without two offensive stalwarts -- Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene -- in the loss at Dallas, but that did free up ice time for others, and rookie A.J. Greer notched his first NHL point versus the Stars after having been recalled from Colorados AHL team in San Antonio on Thursday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '