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Peterson works out climate-change bill deal

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ST. PAUL - A deal brokered by U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson appears to have given a global warming bill a fighting chance to pass the House today.

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The western Minnesota Democrat negotiated for three weeks with House leaders who support legislation to slow global warming, saying he and other rural lawmakers could not back the bill as written because it penalized farmers.

"We have, by and large, been successful," he declared Thursday.

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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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