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Faces of the Shutdown: Bill Pirkl

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It is a difficult thing to see the construction project on Highway 71 sitting idle," said Bill Pirkl.

Pirkl went from working his 16th year as a civil engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation to filing for unemployment.

"It's a scary, uneasy feeling," said Pirkl.

Pirkl has spent 15 years in traffic engineering, conducting traffic flow and managing road signs. He will be getting his old job back once the shutdown is over.

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