A bit of sad news to pass along. GOP Rep. Jim Abeler’s 22-year-old son died last night.
An e-mail was sent to staffers in the Minnesota House today that said Abeler’s son, Josiah, died last night. The e-mail said he had a seizure while he was asleep.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
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