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New Legislature today means major Capitol power shift to Republicans

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators today complete the most drastic change in state leadership in decades as Republicans take control of the House and Senate for the first time in 40 years.

That comes a day after Mark Dayton became the first Minnesota Democrat to move into the governor's office in 20 years.

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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.
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