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Impossible to predict impact if deficit breaks $2 billion

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There's no shortage of clichés when local school and city officials talk about the cloudy financial picture.

With Minnesota facing a deficit that could break the $2 billion mark when the March projections come in, school and city administrators are on "pins and needles," as they take a "wait and see" approach.


They would also like a crystal ball to determine how ugly it could get, but right now-nothing looks pretty. Any guess at state aid is a stab in the dark.

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