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Minnesota has budget deal, shutdown to end soon
July 14, 2011 / 5:05 PM / 6 years ago

Minnesota has budget deal, shutdown to end soon

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minnesota Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders said on Thursday they had reached the framework of a budget agreement to end a two-week-old state government shutdown.

<p>A note at the entrance of the Minnesota State Capital announces its closure in Saint Paul, Minnesota, July 1, 2011. REUTERS/Andy King</p>

Dayton told reporters the shutdown was expected to end “within days.” He spoke at a news conference outside the governor’s office that included Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Republican Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.

Reporting by Todd Melby and David Bailey; Editing by Leslie Adler

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