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In Minnesota, bill to help workers faces opposition

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ST. PAUL - The economic crisis means Minnesota must help citizens facing job losses, struggling to find work or who risk losing their home, Democratic legislators said.

Lawmakers on Monday unveiled a package of potentially costly proposals to help poor residents and unemployed workers and make it tougher to force occupants from foreclosed rental housing.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty opposes some of the bill's key measures.

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