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State officials, workers and the public crowded into the Minnesota Capitol Thursday to watch the historic chandelier rise to the top of the dome. Don Davis | Forum News Service

A ton of light returns to Capitol dome

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ST. PAUL -- A 1-ton, 6-foot-wide ball of light is back home inside the Minnesota Capitol dome.

Hundreds of spectators attended a Thursday ceremony to watch the chandelier rise. The event included early 1900s music that visitors would have heard when the chandelier was first lit.

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The chandelier has 48,000 crystal beads and hangs from a massive chain. A motor hauled it 142 feet up to his home, and when it arrived and its 92 electric bulbs turned on.

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