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Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau Listening Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, Gov. Mark Dayton stands outside his office Tuesday after he signed an order for a special legislative session to adopt a state budget.

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota's longest government shutdown is poised to end after state legislators Tuesday night rushed through a series of spending bills.


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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.