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Gov. Mark Dayton talks to Rep. Tony Cornish of Good Thunder, left, before a Wednesday ceremonial signing of a bill to allow county attorneys and their assistants to carry guns. County and assistant attorneys joined them. Don Davis/Forum Communications Co.

Dayton signs law that lets prosecutors carry concealed guns

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ST. PAUL -- Prosecutors are happy to now have the same rights of other Minnesotans to carry guns.

"Whether they need it or not, it is their right," said Rice County Attorney Paul Baumaster, president of the Minnesota County Attorneys' Association.


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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.