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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators may not adjourn for the year by the Norwegian Syttende Mai holiday on Wednesday, but negotiators said Friday they saw some progress.

"Things seem to be going in a very, very positive manner," House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, said Friday.

Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson, DFL-Willmar, said lawmakers could wrap up work in a week: "Friday would be a wonderful time for us to adjourn."

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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.
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