Legislature begins with smiles, before battles
ST. PAUL -- It was smiles and bigger smiles today as Minnesota's 201 legislators took their oaths of office, hiding the overriding fact of the new legislative session featuring the most drastic change in state leadership in decades as Republicans took control of the House and Senate for the first time in 40 years.
That comes a day after Mark Dayton became the first Minnesota Democrat to move into the governor's office in 20 years.
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