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Minnesota Reps. Tom Hackbarth of Cedar (left) and Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake listen to debate Friday on a public works financing bill. Hamilton said he was not happy that disaster aid for southwestern Minnesota was in the bill, which could threaten its future.

Minnesota bonding bill in question

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ST. PAUL -- The future of a public works borrowing bill to fund state Capitol work, roads and bridges and other projects is in question after it failed in the Minnesota House.

Representatives voted 76-56 Friday on a bill to sell bonds to fund public works projects, five votes short of the 81 needed to pass.

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