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  • Nikki Hemstad (center), a card dealer at Canterbury Park's casino in Shakopee, Minn., is back at work Thursday after the state government shutdown ended. Despite the resolution, Minnesota made no significant progress on its budget woes, leaving it on track to face the same deficit problems in two years. (Associated Press)

    Issues linger in Minnesota after shutdown

    The downside to Minnesota's government reopening, which creaked to a start in earnest Thursday: No significant progress was made on the state's massive budget woes, leaving lawmakers and taxpayers on track to face the same — if not bigger — deficit problems in two years.


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