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U.S. Rep. Tim Walz on Tuesday asked Minnesota legislators to overturn a nuclear power plant construction moratorium. Among those joining him were U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, center, and Harry Melander, Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council executive secretary.

Walz, Paulsen want to allow new nuclear plants

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ST. PAUL -- A pair of congressmen came to the Minnesota Capitol Tuesday to tell state legislators they should overturn a nuclear power plant construction ban.

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Minnesota U.S. Reps. Tim Walz, a Mankato Democrat, and Erik Paulsen, an Eden Prairie Republican, said nuclear power needs to be part of the electrical mix. They were joined by union leaders and Minnesota Chamber of Commerce representatives.

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