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In this July 12, 2011 photo, Lyda Hanson, 19, of Prior Lake sits in her home sur

MN SHUTDOWN: Lives put on hold


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lyda Hanson thought she was one of the lucky ones. Even before graduating from beauty school, she landed a job at a "perfect" salon and was ready to get started on her dream career.

But when Minnesota's government shutdown prevented her from getting her cosmetology license, the hair stylist job went to someone else — and Hanson had to start her search again, telling prospective employers she has no idea when she can start.

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