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House Majority Leader Erin Murphy of St. Paul and Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth talk before Marquart leads debate Tuesday in the House. The two were rivals to be majority leader. Don Davis | Forum News Service

Legislature: Rural Minnesota: ‘Left behind’ or a priority?

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ST. PAUL — House Majority Leader Erin Murphy and Rep. Paul Marquart stood side-by-side Tuesday introducing House Democrats’ education funding plan.

Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, praised Marquart’s work as education finance chairman: "He has done such a fantastic job."

Indeed, politics can make unexpected allies.

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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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