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Ex-Sen. Sams remembered as bipartisan

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ST. PAUL - The tears and hugs were bipartisan.

Dallas Sams would have liked the way his former Minnesota Senate colleagues mourned his death -- in 16 years as senator he worked to be bipartisan. And that is how legislators remembered him.


Sams, 54, died in a Twin Cities' hospital Monday after battling brain cancer more than two years.

Sams wasn't the stereotypical partisan politician.

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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.