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Lawmakers differ on shutdown solution

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BAXTER — Area lawmakers all agreed this year’s government shutdown was bad news but disagreed on how to prevent another one.

“We can’t have a state shutdown again,” Sen. John Carlson, R-Bemidji, said.


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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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