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DFL Reps. Rick Hansen of South St. Paul, left, and Jason Metsa of Eveleth confer Tuesday before the start of the 2014 Minnesota Legislative Session. The session’s opening day brought hundreds to rally in favor of a plan to raise the state minimum wage, while legislators also voted to provide a $20 million heating aid boost.Forum News Service photo

Hundreds rally on session’s first day for minimum wage hike

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ST. PAUL — Providing financial aid to Minnesotans struggling to pay heating bills in this polar vortex of a winter came first as the state Legislature launched its 2014 session Tuesday, with work also beginning on an effort to cut $600 million in taxes.

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