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Election Notebook: Democrats say they will control Legislature

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature will be controlled by Democrats the next two years, reversing a historic Republican victory two years ago.

It will be the first time in decades that Democrats have controlled the state House and Senate and held the governor's office.

At 1:15 a.m., House Republican spokeswoman Jodi Boyne said: "Speaker (Kurt) Zellers contacted Paul Thissen via phone 5 minutes ago to congratulate him on his victory. We conceded."

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