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Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook and Assistant Leader Katie Sieben of Cottage Grove, along with staff members, head to a Saturday afternoon, May 11, 2013, meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton and House leaders about the state budget. Don Davis | Forum News Service

State budget talks continue, but no deal

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s top Democratic politicians met Saturday, trying to figure out how to raise and spend $38 billion over the next two years, but apparently fell short of a deal.


Gov. Mark Dayton flew back to St. Paul on Saturday, cutting his time at the Governor’s Fishing Opener short to resume negotiations.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.