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Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, talks to reporters Monday with Sen. Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, in announcing a "purple" caucus to bring Democrats and Republicans together. Photo by Don Davis, Forum News Service

Red plus blue equals purple bipartisanship

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ST. PAUL -- Two Minnesota senators want to form a "purple" caucus to bring lawmakers from both parties together.

Sens. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, and Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, said there is little time when members of the two parties can get to know each other, let alone discuss important issues. They plan to invite lawmakers to gather over a meal in the next couple of weeks to begin the process.


"They used to socialize as people," Reinert said of legislators.

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