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Senate legacy funds debate turns rural-urban

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ST. PAUL -- Rural and urban Minnesota senators battled Wednesday night about how to divide outdoors and arts program funding.

Rural senators won, but just barely.

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Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, said rural Minnesota is "under assault once again" with an amendment by Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center, that would have reduced the amount of parks money spent in greater Minnesota by millions of dollars.

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