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Sen. Terri Bonoff of Minnetonka holds a chart so Sen. Ann Rest of New Hope can point out new election-related dates under a bill moving up the primary election. The bill was a result of federal law changes requiring more time for military and other overseas Americans to have more time to vote. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Primary election move expected

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's primary election likely will be a month earlier than normal so military personnel and other Americans overseas have plenty of time to cast their ballots.

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A bill cleared its first legislative hurdle Friday moving the primary to Aug. 10. Without a law change, the primary vote would be Sept. 14.

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