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Gov. Mark Dayton listens to a reporter's question Wednesday after he rattled off a list of problems with Republican budget plans. With him is House Minority Leader Paul Thissen.

Minnesota leaders to lock in before a shutdown

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota's three key budget negotiators hope two days locked in a room together can produce a deal that they could not reach in the last six months.


The Friday and Saturday lock-in will provide an answer to how locked in the two sides are on their budget proposals, and may tell Minnesotans whether their state government will shut down on July 1.

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