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Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria looks over paperwork in a Monday Senate committee hearing before he became the only Republican to vote against a constitutional amendment proposal that would give Minnesotans a choice about whether to join unions.

Right-to-work bill advances on split vote

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ST. PAUL -- Conservative Republican state Sens. Gretchen Hoffman and Bill Ingebrigtsen often see eye-to-eye.

But the two who live in adjoining districts were on opposite sides Monday as a Minnesota Senate committee voted to ask voters decide to whether end the practice of requiring employees to join unions or pay dues.


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