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Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, held the gavel Monday during the sometimes tense first day of joint House-Senate conference committee hearings for Senate File 970, the judiciary-public safety finance omnibus bill. (Image courtesy of Senate Media Services)

Conference committee off to rocky start

Racial tension flares momentarily on day one

Foreshadowing friction likely to be repeated over the coming days, racial tensions went briefly but fully on display Monday, as virtual public safety-judiciary conference committee hearings launched.

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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