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Minnesota State Reps. Jay McNamer of Elbow Lake and Jean Wagenius of Minneapolis talked on the House floor before the House convened. (Photo by Don Davis, Forum News Service)

New lawmakers find surprises at Capitol

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ST. PAUL - The public often sees lawmakers fight, debate and disagree. But new Minnesota legislators say people might not be getting the whole picture.

"I think people would be surprised how much we get along," Representative Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, said. "We are like everyone else. We talk about football, we talk about our families, we talk about other things important to Minnesotans."

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