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Minnesota could face deficit of $6 billion to $7 billion

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ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty is warning that the Minnesota's deficit could be as large as $6 billion or $7 billion.

The GOP governor mentioned the figures during a speech to the Minnesota Association of Townships near the Capitol.

The budget gap is currently projected at $4.8 billion through mid-2011, but that figure was released in November right before job losses intensified and could be fully factored in.

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