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Gov. Mark Dayton tells a crowd Minnesota should move toward cleaner energy during a rally in the state Capitol rotunda Monday, April 22, 2013. (Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey)

Legislative notebook: Earth Day rally pushes clean energy

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ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton said Minnesota should move toward cleaner energy and set a goal to eliminate power use from coal-fired plants, he told hundreds gathered at the Capitol.

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Those at the Monday rally pushed lawmakers to pass legislation setting solar electricity generation standards for utility companies, encouraging solar production and shifting to other energy production methods.

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