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Pawlenty Plans to See Melting Ice Caps

By Christine O'Donnell

A famed Minnesotan explorer plans to take Governor Pawlenty to see the melting ice caps of the Artic, according to the Star Tribune.

Explorer Will Steger sets off for the northernmost tip of the Canadian Arctic in the spring. His first journey to the North Pole was completed on a dog sled in 1986. This time he plans to take Governor Pawlenty with him.

Steger wants to increase awareness about global warming and hopes bringing the governor will help. If Pawlenty decides to go it could boost his national standing as a candidate for Vice President.

Pawlenty has not confirmed the trip, but Steger plans to leave on the 1,500 mile journey by dog-sled in March.