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Talks involve sex offender facility


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota House and Senate negotiators considered expanding the state's sex offender treatment facilities and whether to protect communities downstream from a proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project Sunday night.

Legislative leaders want to take up the final version of a public works finance bill this week, starting today in the House. The nearly $1 billion proposal lawmakers were poised to consider is far more than Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants.

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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.