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State report to tally price of government shutdown

A new report expected Tuesday from the Department of Minnesota Management will analyze the amount saved from idling 22,000 state employees versus revenues lost in other areas.
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A new report expected Tuesday from the Department of Minnesota Management will analyze the amount saved from idling 22,000 state employees versus revenues lost in other areas.

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