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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's courts will remain open if much of state government shuts down Friday, a retired judge ruled Tuesday.

"The Minnesota judicial branch shall continue to perform the functions of that branch necessary to fulfill its obligations and to ensure citizens' rights..." retired judge Bruce Christopherson wrote in an order a day after he heard arguments to keep the courts operating.

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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.