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Pawlenty to sign book in Woodbury

Woodbury will be former Gov. Tim Pawlenty's first stop in Minnesota on a book signing tour set to kick off next week.

Pawlenty will sign copies of his book "Courage to Stand" at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at LifeWay Christian Store, according to his Freedom First political action committee website.

The book tour begins Jan. 13 in Washington, D.C., and concludes Jan. 31 in Iowa - a state considered key in determining early presidential contenders. Pawlenty, considered by most political observers as a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, has said he will decide on his candidacy by the end of March.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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