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Minnesotans see impact from federal sequestration cuts

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ST. PAUL -- The federal government's failure to agree on how to fix its debt problem could cost Minnesota more than $90 million this year.

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Early numbers show schools and health programs could be among those most affected, a legislative committee learned Friday.

Still, many questions remain, such as when funds will be cut, what restrictions will be placed on state agencies and just how much money will be lost.

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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.
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