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Lawmakers, unions question Northwest


ST. PAUL - Northwest Airlines often does not fulfill promises, a key state senator said Wednesday, so lawmakers should not believe a pledge to retain most Minnesota jobs if the company becomes part of Delta Air Lines.

"Until Delta comes to the table and tells me that, I am not going to believe it - period," Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, said. "Especially from Northwest Airlines."

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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.