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The Nation

Legislation raising Wisconsin’s minimum legal drinking age from 19 to 21 was signed by Gov. Anthony Earl, who said: “If this bill will save even just one life, it was worth it.” More than 100 protesters carrying signs were among the 300 who watched Earl sign the legislation at Hudson City Hall. Earl said he picked Hudson, which borders neighboring Minnesota, because of that state’s long legislative struggle to raise the drinking age from 19. The laws become effective Sept. 1 in Wisconsin and Minnesota.


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