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Dayton, Republicans To Meet For Minnesota Budget Talks

ST. PAUL  (AP) – Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders plan to resume budget negotiations on the fifth day of Minnesota’s state government shutdown.

The two sides return to the bargaining table at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday after budget talks fell apart late Thursday, prompting the state’s second closure in six years.

They’re coming back after many lawmakers spent the holiday weekend in their districts listening to frustrated constituents.

The shutdown has stopped everything from road construction to services for the deaf and blind.

Dayton called the shutdown “a terrible situation” that he hopes will prompt political moderates to force a resolution.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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