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A Republican state senator said DFL leaders wanted a government shutdown to use to their advantage in the 2012 election. A Democratic state House member said the GOP refused to compromise.

Those charges were among the critiques offered by area lawmakers as Minnesota’s 20-day government shutdown and special legislative session came to a close Wednesday.

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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 Causecast.org — 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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