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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: State officials weigh impact of government shutdown on Minnesotans

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State officials are readying for a possible Federal government shutdown on October 1st. Chuck Johnson with the state Department of Human Services says while some programs, like Medicaid, shouldn't be affected by a shutdown, it's unclear what might happen to others, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Johnsons says there is a requirement in Federal law that SNAP benficiaries receive 10 days notice if their benefits are going to be terminated.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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