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  Drinking At The [Minnesota] State Capitol
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Last EditedPragCon 3.0  Jun 10, 2004 01:57pm
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News DateThursday, May 27, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
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Late at night, in the closing days of the legislative session, lobbyists, state workers and even some lawmakers gathered in offices at the State Capitol to drink beer, wine and liquor, KMSP-TV reported Wednesday night.

The station taped someone carrying a cooler into the office of Senate Majority Whip Linda Higgins. The Minneapolis DFLer was on the Senate floor at the time, in the final hours before adjournment, but several people were in her office drinking. KMSP said most of them were lobbyists. One lobbyist was sitting behind her desk, drinking a beer.
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