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Not much optimism regarding shutdown


Opinions ranged from pessimistic to uncertain when area legislators were asked if they saw an end to the state shutdown which is beginning its second week.

Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, is certain there’s a way out of the impasse but it hasn’t been found yet.

“If it (the shutdown) goes another two weeks it will be tough,” he said. “If it goes to State Fair time, I see it going to January.”

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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