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Time ebbs to avert Minnesota government shutdown


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP lawmakers have broken off budget negotiations but might still meet again in a last-ditch effort to break their budget impasse and prevent a state government shutdown.

The Democratic governor had said Wednesday was the last day to prevent a shutdown, but a meeting with top Republican leaders broke up just after 5 p.m. with no immediate plans to meet again. Dayton and the Republicans had met on and off throughout the day.

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