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House Speaker Paul Thissen of Minneapolis tells reporters Wednesday the state should help local governments prepare for disasters involving crude oil. But he and other legislative leaders (from left) House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt of Crown, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook and Senate Minority Leader David Hann of Eden Prairie gave no specific ideas about how to provide that help. Michael Longaecker | Forum News Service

Emergency responders ask lawmakers to help with crude oil concerns

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ST. PAUL — Local emergency responders say they want the state’s help handling safety concerns as crude oil travels on railroads, highways and pipelines through their communities, but the Legislature has little time to act on the issue this year and many questions to answer.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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