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Sen. Keith Langseth of Glyndon talks about a public works bill of nearly $1 billion, among the first jobs of the 2010 Minnesota Legislature. Looking on are Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, left, and House Majority Leader Tony Sertich. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Bonding bill one big sale

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ST. PAUL -- Sen. Keith Langseth hopes Gov. Tim Pawlenty likes a good sale.

The Glyndon Democrat considers current construction costs a bargain because they are 15 percent to 20 percent lower than normal. Given that, he said Thursday, the state should invest nearly $1 billion in construction projects across Minnesota.


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