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Published January 08, 2013, 05:00 PM

Minnesota lawmakers open 2013 session

St. Paul, MN (WDAY TV) - Minnesota lawmakers have opened a 2013 session that must wrap up by May with a budget deficit wiped out.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

St. Paul, MN (WDAY TV) - Minnesota lawmakers have opened a 2013 session that must wrap up by May with a budget deficit wiped out.

The House and Senate gaveled to order at midday for a day devoted to inaugurating lawmakers and getting organized. The heavy lifting, especially coping with a $1.1 billion shortfall, will come much later.

For the first time in two decades, Democrats have full control of state government.

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