From left, Mary Martell, Kari Smith, Olivia Webb and her parents Derek and Kirstin Webb protest the possible state shutdown Wednesday afternoon along Paul Bunyan Dr. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper
'We want to work': State employees rally in opposition to possible shutdown
Phone calls and letters were not getting the attention of local legislators, so the next step had to be made, said Rob Trepanier of Bemidji.
A "We want to work" rally was held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday near Paul & Babe in Bemidji and involved a variety of people who oppose the possibility of state employees being laid off from work.
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