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GOP takes first crack at Minnesota deficit

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota House Republicans found no Democrats willing to join their first 2011 attempt at trimming the state budget.

The bill that passed Thursday night would order Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton to cut nearly $200 million from the state's $30 billion-plus budget by June 30. It also would trim about $800 million from what had been expected to be spent in the next two-year budget.

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