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Sen. Scott Newman of Hutchinson asks State Budget Director Margaret Kelly on Friday about her report indicating Minnesota will lose millions of dollars in federal funding. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

Minnesotans see impact of sequestration

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ST. PAUL — The federal government’s failure to agree on how to fix its debt problem could cost Minnesota more than $90 million this year.

Early numbers show schools and health programs could be among those most affected, a legislative committee learned Friday.

Still, many questions remain, such as when funds will be cut, what restrictions will be placed on state agencies and just how much money will be lost.

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