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Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, says it was a tough session for Bemidji but some positives were seen in renewable energy policies. At left is Sen. Linda Berglin and Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, Minneapolis Democrats, who flew around the state Tuesday to put their spin on the recently ended session. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

DFL: Change comes with new governor

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DFL lawmakers fell short of their goal in session-ending maneuvers, leaving $1.4 billion in federal health care funds on the table.

Or, at least until the next governor is elected.


It won't be Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who is not seeking a third term.

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