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Dave Osmek
Sen. Dave Osmek, R-Mound, is the author of Senate File 4, which would terminate a peacetime emergency after 30 days, unless lawmakers vote to extend it. (Image courtesy of Minnesota Senate Media Services)

Senate tries to flip script

Bill would let inaction end peacetime emergencies

In what likely was a symbolic gesture Monday, the Minnesota Senate voted to place power to end governors’ peacetime emergency powers in lawmakers’ hands.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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