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ST. PAUL — There won’t be a special session of the Minnesota Legislature on Monday but officials say work is continuing to end the state’s government shutdown.

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders released a statement Sunday saying work on the detailed budget bills that need to be passed is moving in a positive direction.

They say a special session will be called as soon as the work is done and all the bills have been reviewed and agreed upon.

While both sides had been hoping to wrap up work in time for the governor to call a special session on Monday, Dayton spokeswoman Katharine Tinucci says it doesn’t look like they’ll make that goal.


NYC man accused of running on tarmac

NEWARK — Authorities say a New York City man carrying a knife in his pocket jumped over a barrier and ran onto the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport before being tackled by a police officer.

Thirty-nine-year-old Xiang Xun Shao of Manhattan was charged with defiant trespass and a weapons offense after the incident Saturday night.

He was later taken to a hospital and was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

A spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport, says the man was initially seen walking around near a gate where vehicles access the tarmac area. The spokeswoman says he then jumped over a retractable metal barrier and briefly ran onto the tarmac before being caught near Terminal C.

No planes were delayed as a result.


Heat wave in central regions not letting up

OKLAHOMA CITY — As temperatures climbed into the 90s in Steele, N.D., on Sunday, a small window air conditioner in Paul and Betty Smokov’s ranch home just couldn’t keep up.

“It’s 82 in the house,” Betty Smokov said. “The heat is really oppressive and sticky.”

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