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Legislators, protesters, lobbyists and children on field trips jammed the Minnesota Capitol rotunda Monday, a week before lawmakers must adjourn for the year. However, several bills funding state programs remained stalled. (Don Davis/State Captiol Bureau)

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ST. PAUL -- Rep. Paul Marquart told fellow House-Senate tax negotiators that Jackson County, Minn., was named after territorial legislator Henry Jackson.


"That's valuable information," Sen. Tom Bakk deadpanned, before informing the committee: "I spent a summer working for St. Louis County looking for old monuments."

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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.