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Sens. Rod Skoe of Clearbrook, left, and Steve Dille of Dassel check out charts during a Thursday Senate agriculture committee meeting in which senators received a report that bovine tuberculosis is being controlled. Staff photo by Don Davis

Success story: bovine TB fight

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators smiled last Thursday when they heard about one of the few bright spots in the 2009 legislative session.


In a time when lawmakers must deal with a massive budget deficit affecting nearly every state program, Sen. Rod Skoe said it was good to hear that an aggressive state-run effort saved the state's cattle industry.

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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.