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Rosemount, 55024
Rosemount Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Senators may have set a record Thursday when they voted on more than 100 bills.

The Senate passed 103 mostly minor bills in swift succession and usually with near-unanimous support.

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That probably represented the most votes taken in one day in decades, said Ric Almer, who works for a Senate department that closely tracks legislation.

"I don't recall ever having that many (votes)," said Almer, a 30-year employee.

The work slowed considerably after that succession of votes, when senators took up their state budget-balancing bill.

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