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Stillwater teacher Josiah Hill speaks Tuesday to one of the largest ever rallies held inside the Minnesota Capitol, a union event to show support for Wisconsin workers. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau

Minnesota unions, governor support Wisconsin workers

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ST. PAUL -- A thousand Minnesota union workers, some still wearing their hard hats, rallied in the state Capitol after work Tuesday to show support for their Wisconsin brethren who are fighting a Republican governor and legislators working to remove most public employee bargaining rights.


"We are all in this fight together," Stillwater teacher Josiah Hill said. "Today, we are all Badgers."

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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.