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ST. PAUL - Two things often are shrouded in secrecy in the legislative session's final weeks: budget deals and pending lawmaker retirements.


Minnesota House members stand for election this fall, and some representatives are keeping their future plans under wraps until the end of session.

"There's lots of variables - like everybody," said a coy Rep. Aaron Peterson, DFL-Appleton, who is among lawmakers whose political future has been the source of speculation.

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