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Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, left, said his state's agreement to share services with Minnesota and Gov. Tim Pawlenty is "unprecedented" and should last indefinitely.

Governors: Together, states can save money


ST. PAUL - Minnesota and Wisconsin each could see a one-time savings of $10 million by sharing resources - from prison food plans to fish eggs - and buying in bulk, the states' governors said.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle said Tuesday their states will work together in the coming months to save money and improve services in some 80 areas of state government.

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