State Rep. Dean Urdahl will represent Minnesota on the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty named the Grove City Republican to that post, which helps plan observations of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth next year.
Urdahl retired two years ago as an American history teacher in the New London-Spicer school district. He is an avid Civil War buff and has written books, one of which is a fiction piece set in Minnesota during the Civil War.