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Employees of the Minnesota secretary of state's office prepare to close the doors at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014. That was the deadline for filing for office. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Busy end to Minnesota political filing

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ST. PAUL -- The final day Minnesotans could file for political offices was a busy one Tuesday: A gas leak forced the secretary of state's office to accept paperwork outside, a western Minnesota congressional candidate rushed to St. Paul to meet the deadline, a one-time Democratic governor candidate criticized his party's state auditor when he filed to replace her, and there will be a Republican primary election race for U.S. Senate.


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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.