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Minnesota Rep. Dan Schoen of St. Paul Park works through paperwork Monday as the Minnesota Legislature prepares to adjourn for the year. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)

Legislature OKs ice storm funding

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature decided to renovate the state Capitol building, help communities fight floods, give veterans a new facility and provide disaster assistance Monday night as it ended its 2013 session.


Some votes were pending press time, but legislative leaders had negotiated details to finish lawmakers' work as their constitutional midnight deadline neared.

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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.