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With her fellow Democratic state senators looking on, Katie Sieben of Cottage Grove answers reporters' questions soon after she was elected assistant Minnesota Senate majority leader Thursday night, Nov. 8. Forum Communications photo by Don Davis

Sieben joins DFL majority leadership

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ST. PAUL -- Democratic competitors in the 2010 Minnesota governor's race will be state government's three most powerful politicians.

Senate Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members Thursday picked Sen. Tom Bakk of Cook as their leader. House Democrats made Paul Thissen of Minneapolis their man for speaker.


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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.