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Richard sennott/Pool Photographer Attorney David Lillehaug represents Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton during a hearing to allow the courts to operate if there is no agreement of the state budget by Thursday's deadline, Monday.

Shutdown ruling 'no soft landing'

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ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesotans would feel a state government shutdown, even though a judge is allowing more than a third of state employees to stay on the job.


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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.