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Minnesota state Rep. Jason Metsa of Virginia listens Wednesday night, March 26, 2014, as Rep. Frank Hornstein of Minneapolis explains a Metsa provision that requires all railroad yards to be lighted. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)

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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.