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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Minn. DFLers tout budget plans during legslative break

  • Dayton holds a town hall Monday night in Moorhead and Tuesday in St. Cloud.
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  • Spring break starts today for Minnesota's House and Senate.
    The state Legislature typically takes the week off leading up to Easter Sunday. It's a chance for lawmakers to spend time back in their districts.
    Both Democrats and Republican leaders are using the break to travel the state talking about the budget . House Speaker Paul Thissen (TEE'-sen) and House DFLers are talking about their education spending proposals Monday at a North St. Paul elementary school.
    Gov. Mark Dayton and members of his Cabinet are also touting budget proposals at public meetings this week. Dayton holds a town hall Monday night in Moorhead and Tuesday in St. Cloud. Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius (kass-EL'-ee-us) is holding a roundtable in Marshall while Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson is in Winona.

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