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Sen. Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville becomes the first woman Minnesota Senate president when lawmakers return to the Capitol Jan. 4. Her Republican colleagues picked her for the job because of her knowledge about legislative rules. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Fischbach known as 'stickler for rules'

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ST. PAUL -- Sen. Michelle Fischbach is prepared to assume the Minnesota Senate presidency, the first woman in that position, bringing a long background in making sure legislative rules are followed.

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Much of her work will involve making sure rules are followed, something that has concerned her for years.

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