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Lawmakers launch 'transportationgate' investigation at MnDOT

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A Minneapolis-based law firm will lead what is described as a Watergate-like investigation into the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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"We need people who are highly skilled in the art of extracting information," Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, told the Senate Rules Committee Wednesday before it voted along party lines to approve the request.

The committee gave $250,000 to the probe, which will be added to a like amount from the House.

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