Moving days at the Capitol

  • Updated: November 26, 2012 - 9:49 PM

The Minnesota Legislature is on the move.
 
The House and Senate have shifted majorities, and every single lawmaker is moving into new offices that reflect the new balance of power.
 
Relocating 201 lawmakers, along with their staffs, files and furnishings, is a logistical feat that will take weeks to complete.
 
This week, jubilant Senate Democrats began moving back into the majority quarters in the Capitol. Heartbroken Republicans, meanwhile, are packing up for the move across the street, into the cramped minority offices of the State Office Building they vacated just two years ago.
 
The halls and tunnels of the Capitol complex are filled with the constant rumble of heavy, loaded dollies being pushed between buildings, piled high with members' desks, chairs and taxidermy.
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