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Tribune photo by Don Davis 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

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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.

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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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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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