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Minnesota's Government Closed For Business

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

Minnesota is not open for business. That's the top of our business news today.

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INSKEEP: Thousands of state workers in Minnesota are being told to stay home today after lawmakers failed last night to reach an agreement on a new state budget. That also means tax refund checks will not be going out and zoos and parks will likely be closed over holiday weekend. This is - by the way - the second shutdown in Minnesota in six years. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.