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Minnesota Sens. Chuck Wiger of Maplewood, left, and David Tomassoni of Chisholm listen to federal highway official Derrel Turner Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, as a legislative panel looks into transportation funding issues. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

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ST. PAUL -- Many northwest Minnesotans depend on volunteer bus drivers to get them around, a Crookston woman told a legislative committee hearing Monday, saying that her organization needs continued state support to keep the service operating.


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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.