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Rep. Larry Howes of Walker studies a resolution Tuesday that deals with government shutdown-related ideas. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Shutdown hearing grabs the attention of Minn. lawmakers

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state government is focused on a Thursday court hearing about what could remain open during a government shutdown.


No high-level budget talks have convened for six days as top policymakers remain in a deadlock over a new two-year budget, but the governor and legislative leaders plan an afternoon meeting today.

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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.