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Now they have gained control, next step for Republicans is proving themselves to voters


ST. PAUL -- Republicans are used to saying they could do a better job of legislating if Democrats would just get out of the way.

When the Minnesota Legislature becomes GOP controlled in January, they need to walk the talk.

"It is time for the Republicans to step up and get some things done they said they would get done," Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, said Wednesday between trips picking up campaign signs. "And I think it will happen."

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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.