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Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, earlier this year listens to testimony about a 2008 law change that affects farmers who sell land for other types of development. He has been named an assistant minority leader for 2009. File photo by Don Davis - Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Hamilton promoted in GOP

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ST. PAUL - A southwestern Minnesota legislator who delivered some memorable speeches this year will be an assistant House minority leader.


Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, was named to that position by new Minority Leader Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove. Zellers has made no other changes in the leadership team he inherited.

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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.