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Minnesota state Rep. Dan Schoen of St. Paul Park listens as a colleague talks about an amendment he offered to a gun bill in a House committee meeting March 21. Don Davis | Forum News Service

New lawmakers find surprises at Capitol

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ST. PAUL — The public often sees lawmakers fight, debate and disagree. But new Minnesota legislators say people might not be getting the whole picture.


"I think people would be surprised how much we get along," Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, said. "We are like everyone else. We talk about football, we talk about our families, we talk about other things important to Minnesotans."

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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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