Tears flow at legislative retirements
ST. PAUL - Twenty-three Minnesota House representatives are leaving after this session, along with 13 senators.
In an every-two-year ritual, legislators leaving delivered speeches, sometimes teary, sometimes humorous and sometimes just long, Thursday as the 2012 Minnesota Legislature ended.
The House adjourned for the year before 4 a.m. and the Senate just after 2 p.m.
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