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Sen. Joe Gimse, pictured during a Sept. 28 debate, on Wednesday was named chairman of the Senate transportation committee. The Republican senator from Willmar immediately warned the transportation budget would receive a thorough review under his watch. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Gimse named chairman of Senate transportation committee

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As he prepares to begin his second term in office, Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, has been handed a key chairmanship position.It was announced Wednesday that Gimse will lead the Senate Transportation Budget and Policy Committee."I'm very interested in transportation, so I'm very pleased to be chairman of that committee," Gimse said. "It'll be a challenge."


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