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Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and House Speaker Kurt Zellers brief reporters Tuesday on budget talks aimed at avoiding a government shutdown. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Minnesota budget: 'Time is growing short'

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ST. PAUL -- Today is the day for a state budget deal, key negotiators say, if one is possible before a Friday government shutdown.

"We recognize time is growing short," Gov. Mark Dayton said when leaving budget talks Tuesday. "We recognize tomorrow is when we have to make our final breakthroughs or we won't have been successful."


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