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Mark Dayton speaks to reporters hours after Republican Tom Emmer conceded the Minnesota governor's race on Wednesday. Dayton's son Andrew joined the governor-elect at the news conference in St. Paul. (Craig Lassig / Associated Press)

Dayton, GOP both at loss for budget fix

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ST. PAUL -- Gov.-elect Mark Dayton and newly minted Republican Minnesota legislative leaders promise to work with each other when the 2011 legislative session begins at noon Tuesday.


But neither Dayton nor Republicans who control the Legislature can lay out a map for how they will bridge their biggest gulf: a $6.2 billion budget deficit.

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