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Josie and David Beeson use R.H. Stafford Library's computers to look for jobs and file for unemployment benefits. Staff photo by Riham Feshir

Library sees influx of visitors amid government shutdown


Josie Beeson thinks if state workers are out of work, then legislators shouldn't get paid either.

"It's just not right," she said. "Maybe that will get their butts in gear."

The Cottage Grove resident has been going to Woodbury's R.H. Stafford Library every morning since she was laid off June 30 as a result of the state government shutdown.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir has been a reporter/ photographer with the Woodbury Bulletin since 2011. She covers Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news around the city. Riham holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked for two other Forum Communications newspapers in Central Minnesota. Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.
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