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Peter Lidiak of the American Petroleum Institute testifies Tuesday, March 25, 2014, that pipeline companies already have plans to respond to spills, something also in state legislative bills being debated. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Minnesota bills focus on communications during response to oil spills

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ST. PAUL - North Dakota oil is a regular discussion item around the Minnesota Legislature, with improving communications among oil transportation companies, public safety officials and state government the latest topic.


Primarily, lawmakers have concentrated on how to deal with oil spills, explosions and other disasters, but they also have begun dipping into financial issues.

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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.