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Senate legacy funds debate turns rural-urban

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ST. PAUL -- Rural and urban Minnesota senators battled Wednesday night about how to divide outdoors and arts program funding.

Rural senators won, but just barely.

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Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, said rural Minnesota is "under assault once again" with an amendment by Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center, that would have reduced the amount of parks money spent in greater Minnesota by millions of dollars.

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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.
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