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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

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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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