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Bakk needs his building skills in new Senate

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ST. PAUL -- It is a good thing that Tom Bakk is a carpenter.

As new Senate minority leader, Bakk faces a major rebuilding task, beginning with morale and ending with the 2012 election when Democratic-Farmer-Laborites hope to craft a majority.


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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.