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U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota says on Friday that Minnesota needs to see federal rules before state officials can complete work on state health programs. Don Davis | Forum News Service

Capitol Chatter: Nolan may use insider connection on farm bill

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ST. PAUL – Rick Nolan sounds thrilled to sit on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and he hopes a personal relationship with the House speaker could help the cause.

“It is my first love,” the congressman said about agriculture as he rejoined the House after a 30-year absence.

The politician who represents the northeastern quarter of the state joins two other Minnesota Democrats on the committee: Collin Peterson of western Minnesota and Tim Walz from the south.

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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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