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ST. PAUL -- It's better a little late than never for the Minnesota Legislature.

After a 2005 session that stretched two months too long, and resulted in a partial government shutdown, lawmakers headed home for the year Sunday night when they finished an unexpected brief final meeting and heard speeches from retiring members.

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The concluding meeting was the first time the Senate has met on a Sunday and only the second time for the House.

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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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