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Great Lakes compact survives House debate

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ST. PAUL - Republicans fought a proposed multi-state compact designed to protect Great Lakes waters, saying it would give up too much Minnesota power, but the compact survived a Thursday Minnesota House vote.

"This is a very, very troubled piece of legislation," Rep. Mark Olson, R-Big Lake, before the full House approved the measure 97-35 at the end of a two-hour-plus debate.

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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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