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Update: State leaders fiddle as Minnesota awaits midnight shutdown


Update 2 p.m.

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative leaders bought themselves some budget negotiating time today by summoning their members to the Capitol, but those talks were stop and go throughout the day.

There was no indication if there were problems with the budget talks as legislative leaders spent more time talking to each other and their members than they did the governor.

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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.