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St. Paul second-grader Meseret Hine schools Minnesota leaders on playing nice

Once photo-op friends: Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Tom Bakk (center), and House Speaker Kurt Daudt.

Once photo-op friends: Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Tom Bakk (center), and House Speaker Kurt Daudt.

For all its budget-passing acrimony, Minnesota's 2015 legislative session has been good political theater, as Gov. Mark Dayton tussled with his supposed DFL teammate Sen. Tom Bakk of Cook and House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, over just about everything.

But amid the quarreling final act, a nugget of adorable wisdom came from the mouth (or keyboard) of a babe.

See also: Everybody hates DFL Majority Leader Tom Bakk. Well, sort of.

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St. Paul second-grader Meseret Hine wrote a letter to the state leaders suggesting a way to squash their beef. Shortly before the special session kicked off Friday morning, Star Tribune political reporter Ricardo Lopez tweeted the letter, in which Hine refers the three enemigos to the "Stop Steps" she learned in school.

Maybe after the dust settles, Dayton, Daudt, and Bakk can organize a make-up kickball game on the Capitol lawn. Either way, Hine's is the most "common sense" solution we've heard all session.

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