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Estate sale of McGovern items both personal and political

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — George McGovern once gave his daughter a bookend made out of soapstone in the shape of a bear — a symbol of the ‘‘Terr the bear’’ nickname the former South Dakota senator often called Teresa, who froze to death 18 years ago in a snow bank near a bar where she’d been drinking.

The figure is one of many deeply personal items going up for sale starting Saturday at McGovern’s Sioux Falls home. The three-time presidential candidate, one of the nation’s most-outspoken voices for liberalism and against the Vietnam War, died in October at age 90.

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