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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon skydives in tandem with Army Sgt. First Class Aaron Figel, of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, Golden Knights. Golden Knights/Forum Communications

Prettner Solon makes Capitol parachuting first

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon said her first parachute jump was peaceful.

At least it was after the initial fear of jumping out of an airplane at 12,800 feet.

"After the parachute deploys and we settle down, it is a peaceful ride," Prettner Solon said Tuesday, her feet firmly planted on the ground. "It truly is."

The peaceful ride came as she tried to draw attention to the need to support families of military personnel who are in combat.

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