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Budget on the mind as session kicks off in St. Paul

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's 201 legislators headed to the state Capitol today for the noon beginning of their 2013 session, with by far their most important task writing a two-year budget.


There are some catches, the most unpredictable of which may be how the federal government's budget problems will affect Minnesota.

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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.