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Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday says he won't accept a $34 billion, two-year budget plan from state Republicans. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Colleges on dual track: shut down or remain open

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is gearing up for a government shutdown.

Or not.

A Wednesday emergency meeting of the 54-campus system's board of trustees resulted in a resolution supporting shutdown preparation. But officials said that at the same time, colleges and universities around the state need to be ready to continue running during the summer term that is under way.

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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.
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