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Gov. Mark Dayton says Tuesday that a government shutdown is likely and he blames conservative Reublcians. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Shutdown prep begins: Dayton vetoes GOP budget, blames right wing

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota officials are preparing for a July 1 government shutdown after Gov. Mark Dayton blamed right-wing Republicans for refusing to compromise on a new state budget.

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Democrat Dayton on Tuesday vetoed Republican lawmakers' $34 billion budget plan for the next two years and said there is a "strong likelihood" of a shutdown.

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