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Veterans programs may soon feel sting of budget impasse

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ST. PAUL – Two federal government shutdown episodes stand out for U.S. Rep. Tim Walz.

One is families of military personnel killed in duty not receiving federal aid they were due. The other is World War II veterans, elderly men and women just off an airplane, not being allowed to see a new Washington, D.C. memorial in their honor.


“Some people did not realize there are consequences to shutting down the government,” Walz said.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.