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Minnesota state Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing voted in a House committee on Monday along with other Republicans to consider agriculture finances in its own committee. But Democrats won the vote.

GOP loses farm vote, but gets attention

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House will not consider agriculture program funding by itself, but rural Republicans who wanted to divorce farm programs from natural resources and environmental spending got their message across Monday as the first week of the 2013 Legislature ended.


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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.