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Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau A 6-foot-diameter chandelier is on display on the Minnesota Capitol's first floor, taken down for the first time since 1979. The one-ton light will be returned to the top of the dome once repair work is completed next year.

Minnesota Capitol under repair

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ST. PAUL -- Workers removed chunks of marble from the Minnesota Capitol exterior in recent weeks, meaning scaffolding protecting visitors from falling debris soon will come down.


But work will continue on the 106-year-old iconic building.

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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.