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ST. PAUL — Minnesota officials are trying to decide when to send layoff notices to state employees whose pay comes from the federal government.


"We are not in a position that we can fill gaps created by that political breakdown," said Tina Smith, the governor’s chief of staff, when talking about the federal government shutdown’s impact on the state.

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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.