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Rochester senator elected to make 'fresh start'

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ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- Minnesota Senate Republicans promised a fresh start Tuesday night, putting behind a scandal and spending 11 hours picking Sen. Dave Senjem as their new leader.

The senators also elected a new slate of assistant leaders during their close-door meeting.

"No more looking backward," the Rochester Republican said when he was introduced as the majority leader.

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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.
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