The victor in the Minnesota attorney general's race last week, who made Norwest Corp.'s merger with Wells Fargo & Co. a campaign issue, said he has not given up hope of keeping the company's headquarters in Minneapolis.

Michael Hatch, a Democrat, may have about as much hope as Brooklynites wanting to bring the Dodgers back from Los Angeles. But in a state where a former professional wrestler, Jesse Ventura, won the governorship, it seemed for at least a moment as if anything was possible.

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