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West central Minn. lawmakers holding onto slim hope for last-minute deal

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WILLMAR -- Most local lawmakers say they are holding out hope, albeit slim, that a last-minute budget agreement can be reached and a state shutdown avoided.

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"I'm still optimistic," said Rep. Bruce Vogel. "I'm hopeful we can see some of this stuff resolved."

But the Republican freshman from Willmar admits he is giving the shutdown a 60 percent chance of happening.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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