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About 3,000 people who planned to camp this weekend would be looking elsewhere for a place to relax.

Minnesota residents to notice shutdown's effects this time around

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Many Minnesotans would feel a state government shutdown, even though a judge is allowing more than a third of state employees to stay on the job.

People stopping at a highway rest area or planning an excursion to a state park, forest or recreation area may be inconvenienced if a shutdown begins on Friday, but Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin of Ramsey County District Court ruled Wednesday that public safety and health programs would remain operating even if there is no state budget.

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