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Brooks' death leaves hole in hockey, beyond

Updated: August 12, 2003, 1:26 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty may be Minnesota's Hockey Fan in Chief. But he had no doubt that Herb Brooks was coach.

"My gut reaction is Minnesota lost its head coach today," Pawlenty said after learning of Brooks' death in a car accident Monday. "Herb Brooks was a Minnesota legend, a Minnesota treasure."

By Tuesday morning, a makeshift memorial had sprung up at the site of the wreck. A hockey jersey and hat were on the side of the road and commuters were slowing down to pay their ...

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