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Lawmakers from across region buzz over news of gov.'s plans

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WILLMAR -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty's announcement he will not seek a third term didn't really catch area legislators by surprise, but its timing has them buzzing.

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"It's a reality check for those of us in the Republican party,'' said Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck. He pointed out that as the minority party, the governor's veto "was the only power we had.''

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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