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Dayton, GOP plan lock-in to negotiate budget

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Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the top two Republican legislative leaders today agreed to lock themselves in a room Friday and Saturday in a last-ditch effort to agree on a state budget.


"We won't leave until we at least have some consensus, a framework," House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, said.

Details remain to be worked out, but Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, R-Buffalo, said they could remain in the room 24 hours a day.

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