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More and more lawmakers giving up their seats

As many as three dozen Minnesota lawmakers are expected to call it quits by the end of this year. That's among the factors leading up to a lot of new faces for the next legislative session.
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As many as three dozen Minnesota lawmakers are expected to call it quits by the end of this year. That's among the factors leading up to a lot of new faces for the next legislative session.

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