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Reps. Andrew Falk of Murdock, right, and Bill Hilty of Finlayson listen to Tuesday testimony in a House committee about lifting a ban on building new nuclear power plants. Both opposed the bill.
Nuclear and coal power getting a big boost
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota House committee voted Tuesday to allow new nuclear power plants in the state, with another vote coming soon to remove a ban on new coal power plants and to allow North Dakota coal and electrical power.
Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, promised to work with Gov. Mark Dayton on both issues. Dayton has expressed reservations on expanding nuclear power.
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