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Minnesotans’ patience with Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers has worn thin. We want a budget deal struck before state government is forced to largely shut down on July 1.

Political realities, of course, demand that Dayton and the Republican majority have to try to please their supporters. We understand that. But now it’s time for compromise and for an agreement — even if it’s one that both sides find distasteful.

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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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