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Minnesota state Rep. Bob Gunther of Fairmont watches the House Ways and Means Committee debate his proposal Tuesday, May 6, 2014, to fund a southwest Minnesota water system. The amendment failed. In front of Gunther is Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Water system a symbol of bonding debate

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ST. PAUL -- Southwest Minnesota's long-awaited water project has become the poster child for those who say the legislative public works funding process is flawed.


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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.