Shutdown chances increase as budget talks break up late
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota government shutdown became more likely Wednesday with each tick of the clock.
Budget talks ended late Wednesday without a deal to avert the shutdown.
"We do not have a deal," Deputy Senate Majority Leader Geoff Michel, R-Edina, said just before 10 p.m.
Gov. Mark Dayton went home, but his staff remained to work on the budget. Legislative leaders and experts in some budget areas also met well into the night.
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