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Legislative Notebook: House OKs moving primary election to June

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans could cast primary election ballots in June two years from now after just two years of August voting.

Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, switched her vote as voting ended Wednesday to give the proposal a 66-65 win in the full House. It is contained in a broader elections bill that passed 78-51.


"You are going to be voting for lawn signs in April and May," Rep. Rick Hansen, DFL-South St. Paul, warned fellow lawmakers.

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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.