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U.S. Rep. Tim Walz on Tuesday asked Minnesota legislators to overturn a nuclear power plant construction moratorium. Among those joining him were U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, center, and Harry Melander, Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council executive secretary. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Walz, Paulsen want to allow new nuclear plants


ST. PAUL -- A pair of congressmen came to the Minnesota Capitol Tuesday to tell state legislators they should overturn a nuclear power plant construction ban.

Minnesota U.S. Reps. Tim Walz, a Mankato Democrat, and Erik Paulsen, an Eden Prairie Republican, said nuclear power needs to be part of the electrical mix. They were joined by union leaders and Minnesota Chamber of Commerce representatives.

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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.