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Minnesota state Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, talks with a fellow lawmaker in June of 2011 while awaiting the start of committee discussiion on budget issues. He is one of the Legislature's most vocal supporters of rural policy. (Forum Communications photo by Don Davis)

Capitol Chatter: Hamilton takes on task defending rural Minnesota

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ST. PAUL -- Rod Hamilton is becoming an outspoken cheerleader for rural Minnesota.

Last month, the Republican state representative from southwestern Minnesota criticized House Democrats for electing Minneapolis and St. Paul lawmakers as their leaders. Now he complains about an anti-agriculture attitude from too many in politics.

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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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