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Jo St. Clair, a teacher from Madison, Wis., sings Friday during a massive rally at the State Capitol in downtown Madison. AP Photo/Andy Manis

Could a protest the likes of that in Wis. happen in Minnesota?


ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans often compare their state budget and population with Wisconsin, so when 35,000 protesters packed the Wisconsin Capitol this week, it was only natural to wonder if the same could happen under the St. Paul dome.

DFL'ers say a smaller version of the protest is possible. Republicans say there are enough differences between the states that such protests are less likely.

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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.