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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Government shutdown affects 18,000 Fed employees in state

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WASHINGTON D.C. -- The partial federal government shutdown now underway means that many of the 18,000 federal employees that work and live in Minnesota will be furloughed without pay; for the next ten days federal courts will operate as usual but if a compromise isn't reached by then many of them will also be off the job.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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