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Democratic Rep. Nora Slawik, of Maplewood, speaks Sunday to about 50 people during a legislative update at R.H. Stafford Library. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

Woodbury residents told to expect 'rough ending' at Legislature

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Rep. Mindy Greiling asked a roomful of people attending a legislative update at R.H. Stafford Library for a show of hands: Should lawmakers finish this session on time no matter what, or should they stand behind their convictions in the face of a government shutdown?


Nearly every hand in the room shot up in support of fighting on.

Woodbury resident Russ Nynas was among those calling on Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL lawmakers to back their convictions.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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