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Just-ended Minnesota legislative session was personal

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their 2014 session, he made it personal.

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“I had a brother who was intellectually disabled,” Eken said about Kyle, who was two years older than the Twin Valley Democratic senator.

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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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