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Hockey/Education bill heads to governor


ST. PAUL - Minnesota Rep. Bud Heidgerken thinks legislative education negotiators had an ulterior motive to make hockey the state sport.

"This looks like a political puck to get the governor's support," the Freeport Republican said of Gov. Tim Pawlenty, an avid hockey fan.

"Every sport is important," said Heidgerken, a long-time wrestling coach.

Heidgerken said the area he serves, with 13 school districts, has just one high school hockey team.

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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.