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Former Congressman Gil Gutknecht, R-Minn., left, gives his opening remarks as former Congressman Max Sandlin, D-Texas, center, and moderator Dusty Johnson, Gov. Dennis Daugaard's chief of staff, right, look on during a McGovern Conference session Monday afternoon at the Sherman Center on DWU's campus in Mitchell about moving beyond partisanship. The focus of this year's conference was "Moving Beyond Political Polarization." (Chris Huber/Republic)

Political vets: Current climate poisonous

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In the 1990s, politics in Washington, D.C., was a hardball game, but things still got done, two former members of Congress said Monday.


Democrat Max Sandlin, who served four terms from Texas' First District, and Republican Gil Gutknecht, who represented Minnesota's First District for six terms, spoke during the annual McGovern Conference at Dakota Wesleyan University.

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