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Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota stopped at a St. Louis Park Home Depot Monday to promote her bill to limit formaldehyde used in wood products. She said he position on two key committees makes passage a good bet. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Smelly Klobuchar incident leads to formaldehyde bill

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ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. - Amy Klobuchar needed to outfit her apartment when she moved to Washington as a U.S. senator.

So the Minnesota Democrat headed to a nearby store "looking for cheap furniture" and bought an assemble-it-yourself "fake antique" cabinet.


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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.