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Minnesota Government Shutdown: What’s Open, What’s Closed:

A snapshot of Minnesota state government services that would continue, or not, under a government shutdown:

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Racino Supporters Want A Spot At Budget Negotiation Table

Supporters of a racino are raising their hand, offering to help solve the state's budget deficit. Spokesman Dick Day says a racino at Canterbury Park and Running Aces could generate $200 to $250 million every two years, plus they could add new jobs to the economy.

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Minnesota Judge Limits Services To Stay Open In Shutdown

A Minnesota judge has ordered that a limited number of key government functions must keep operating if state government shuts down on Friday. Ramsey County Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin acted Wednesday because of the ongoing stalemate between Democratic Gov. Mary Dayton and the GOP-controlled Legislature over a new two-year budget.

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Minnesota Shutdown Threat Grows As Dayton, GOP Meet

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders head back into budget talks with less than two days until a state government shutdown if they can't settle their state budget differences.

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MN Budget Talks Focus on Health Care Issues

Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republicans are
focusing on the most contentious area of state spending - health
and welfare programs - as they try to head off a government
shutdown.

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State Government Shutdown Could Mean Program Suspensions and Staff Furloughs for Non-Profit WACOSA [AUDIO]

A government shutdown continues to loom large, forcing local organizations like WACOSA to make contingency plans. They're a nonprofit organization that relies on state funding from medical assistance and medicaid to support their programs for people with developmental disabilities.

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Dayton, GOP Leaders To Meet Again As Time Dwindles

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders of the Minnesota Legislature plan to meet again on their budget disagreements as the clock runs down on heading off a government shutdown.

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Minnesota Anglers Who Need Licenses Advised To Buy Now

Anglers who still need fishing licenses for the holiday weekend are being advised to buy them by Thursday in case Minnesota state government shuts down over the ongoing budget impasse.

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Government Shutdown Would Impact Daycare Providers

If the government shuts down Friday, many daycare providers and their low-income clients will suffer a serious financial blow. Marcia Reagan runs a daycare out of her St. Cloud home. She says some of her families won't be able to pay for daycare if the state isn't cutting assistance checks.

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Another Day, No Deal At Capitol To Avert Shutdown

Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders met briefly but did not reach a budget deal with a government shutdown now only four days away. Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch met privately for less than an hour Monday. Afterward the three appeared before the press together and say they're still hopeful of a deal that could head off a July 1 shutdown.

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