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ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans can begin to see how the state's two-year budget will look, but when a government shutdown will end remains unknown.


The first two finished budget bills appeared on line at mid-afternoon Monday, with more expected to be posted through Tuesday. Negotiations continued on other areas of the budget, particularly education.

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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.