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New state budget allows state workers to work

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state employees gradually head back to work beginning Thursday, ending one of the longest state government shutdowns in American history.

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A record-large $35.7 billion, two-year budget that legislators passed early Wednesday, and Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a few hours later, provides the funds for 22,000 workers to resume their jobs and services to come back on line after a budget impasse forced the shutdown on July 1.

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