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ST. PAUL -- Torrey Westrom recalled the last time he saw the Minnesota House chamber when he was in 6th grade, a few years before he was blinded and several years before becoming a state representative.


Bill Hilty said many of his colleagues will be back next year and "carrying on, which makes my decision easier."

And John Kriesel called his time in the House "crazy."

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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.