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Senate votes to lift nuclear ban

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators Thursday voted to end a long-time moratorium on nuclear-power plant construction.

The long-divisive issue passed 42-24 as an amendment to an overall energy bill that later received tentative Senate approval.


"Nuclear power is clean," Sen. Steve Dille, R-Dassel, said. "Nuclear power is good and we need to continue it."

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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.