Minnesota paper puts Pawlenty presidential bid on obits page

A local Minnesota newspaper placed its report on former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) formally jumping into the 2012 presidential race right next to the obituaries.

The Monday edition of St. Paul Pioneer Press offers a small dispatch of Pawlenty's speech on the same page and directly next to the local obituaries.

Another local Minnesota paper, City Pages, began an item on the St. Paul Pioneer Press's placement of the Pawlenty story by saying, "Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign is Dead on Arrival."

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