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State officials, workers and the public crowded into the Minnesota Capitol Thursday to watch the historic chandelier rise to the top of the dome. Don Davis | Forum News Service

A ton of light returns to Capitol dome

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ST. PAUL — A 1-ton, 6-foot-wide ball of light is back home inside the Minnesota Capitol dome.

Hundreds of spectators attended a Thursday ceremony to watch the chandelier rise. The event included early 1900s music that visitors would have heard when the chandelier was first lit.


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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.