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Newly elected Senator Torrey Westrom of Elbow Lake poses for pictures with family and friends on opening day of the Minnesota Legislature Tuesday, January 8, 2013. (Photo by Don Davis, Forum News Service)

New lawmakers excited to begin

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ST. PAUL -- The scene was much like the first day of school or a family reunion as 62 new lawmakers experienced their first legislative session day Tuesday at the Minnesota Capitol alongside returning senators and representatives.


Senators lined up outside a committee meeting room-turned-photo-studio to get photos taken of their mock swearing in.

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