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DON DAVIS/FORUM NEWS SERVICE Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk tells reporters Friday night that legislative and governor staff members will see during the weekend if there is a way to transfer money for disaster relief so a special session can be avoided. Watching are Republican leaders Kurt Daudt (left) and David Hann.

Leaders change direction: Effort on to avoid special session in St. Paul

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton talked for days about the need to hold a special session to help communities recover from late-June floods and storms, but Friday night decided to look at ways to provide money short of calling all 201 legislators back to St. Paul.

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