A massive move gets underway today at the State Capitol, with Republicans and Democrats swapping office space.
Republicans are taking control of the Minnesota Senate for the first time in 38 years. That means 37 GOP senators move into the premium offices in the State Capitol, while 30 DFL senators move across the street to the State Office Building.
Sven Lindquist, the Senate's sergeant at arms, says professional movers have been hired for the first time to assist with the biggest office swap he's ever seen.
"Between the professional movers, some of the temps being brought in early and the small nominal staff that we have here full time in the sergeant's office, I think we're up to the task," he said.
The move in the Minnesota House is much simpler, with Republican and DFL representatives swapping floors in the State Office Building.