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Paper trail: Dayton administration’s flood relief bill

Last week Gov. Mark Dayton's administration gave legislators its version of the disaster relief bill to fund repairs from the northeast Minnesota summer floods. Almost immediately, key Republican legislators pushed back over the administration's request for $190 million in relief spending. Here's the text of the bill.

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Where the Senate battlegrounds are

Political operatives who have been crunching the numbers and talking to candidates see no shortage of swing districts in this year’s legislative elections. The new redistricting maps have tweaked the partisan complexion of many districts.

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Koenen wins special election in SD 20

Koenen won the seat with 54 percent of the vote Tuesday evening, beating out GOP candidate Gregg Kulberg by nearly 15 percentage points. Independent candidate Leon Greenslit garnered about 5 percent of the vote in the sprawling new Senate district, which covers Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Renville, Swift, and Yellow Medicine counties in western Minnesota.

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