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Dayton, GOP plan lock-in as strategy to find agreement and avoid budget shutdown

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ST. PAUL -- Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the top two Republican legislative leaders today agreed to lock themselves in a room Friday and Saturday in a last-ditch effort to agree on a state budget.

"We won't leave until we at least have some consensus, a framework," House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, 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.
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