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The State Operated Services Dental Clinic on Technology Drive in Willmar had a closed sign posted on its door Friday morning.

July 1: A new day and another Minn. government shutdown

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ST. PAUL - Minnesotans woke up to fog along Lake Superior and sweltering heat in the south. Many headed out for a four-day holiday weekend while others just headed to work.

But more than 20,000 state workers are off the job, laid off by the state's worst-ever government shutdown, and many headed to apply for unemployment insurance.

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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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