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Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson, left, and State Economist Tom Stinson filed questions from reporters Wednesday in St. Paul. AP Photo/Martiga Lohn

Minn. economy still a wreck


ST. PAUL -- The bright spot for the state's economy next year may be when the federal government hires more than 8,000 workers to conduct an every-10-year-census.

State Economist Tom Stinson did not paint a pretty picture for the economy Wednesday after a economic report was released.

"The recovery will be long, slow and bumpy," Management and Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson 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.