Some of the high rollers on Minnesota's political scene took to the bowling alley to try to forge a better working relationship.
Republican Governor Pawlenty invited about three dozen lawmakers from both parties to go bowling. The afternoon retreat was part of a continuing effort by Minnesota leaders to bury years of Capitol acrimony.
Pawlenty says it's hard to be jerks to each other if people hang out a little bit.
Each person paid $12 to cover the cost of their shoes, their games and some pizza.
Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, a DFLer, says he's all for the socializing if it helps build a healthier political climate.
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