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Will it be more of same?
By Chuck Kajer
As of this writing, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer was expected to concede his loss in the November 2 election to Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate Mark Dayton. That means for the first time since Rudy Perpich left office in 1991, Minnesota will have a Democratic governor. The state's canvassing board is expected to confirm Dayton's win as a result of the recount of votes following the close election.
Meanwhile, a new, Republican-controlled legislature, including newly-elected Reps. Glenn Gruenhagen and Kelby Woodard and Sen.