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Sen. Parry angered by laughter directed at Republicans

Sen. Mike Parry deals with what he perceives as an unruly audience and has his tactics questioned by DFLers.

In a hearing last week about a collective bargaining agreement with two state employees unions, Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, threatened to eject a number of audience members for laughing during the proceedings. This prompted two DFLers to offer a rebuke until finally Sen. Parry called a ten-minute recess for things to cool down.