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ST. PAUL - Carnival ride operators are lined up behind a proposal to toughen inspections after a highly publicized accident last summer hurt two girls.

"I am the one who is the most sickened by what happened," said John Magel of Pine City, owner of the Zipper ride that two 14-year-old cousins fell from in July.

Earlier last year, 15 riders were hurt on a Twin Cities' Valleyfair amusement park roller coaster.

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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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