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GOP to pick Minn. Senate leader by month's end


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Senate Republicans plan to pick a new majority leader by the end of December after their chief stepped down unexpectedly.

Majority Leader Amy Koch stunned her fellow senators Thursday by announcing she would step down as majority leader and won't seek reelection to the Legislature next year.

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