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A crowd waits for an elevator in a Minnesota Capitol tunnel. This space in the basement would be the first renovated under a $109 million proposal.

After 28 years, Capitol work could finally begin

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials started planning a state Capitol renovation project in 1984, and chances are improving that serious work could begin in 2013.


But work would begin only if politicians can agree on a plan and spending level.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.