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Minnesota lawmakers adjourn without a budget

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ST. PAUL -- The smiles seen on Jan. 4, opening day of the 2011 legislative session, became frowns by Monday as Minnesota's 201 lawmakers headed home with no idea when they will wrap up their primary job: writing a two-year budget.

The House adjourned at 11:59 p.m. Monday, 16 minutes after the Senate. While lawmakers will come back next year for a regular session, they will need a special session to pass a budget.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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