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Mondale, Carlson To Weigh In On State Shutdown

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Former Vice President Walter Mondale and former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson have called a news conference to discuss the state government’s shutdown.

Mondale is a Democrat who represented Minnesota as a U.S. senator in the 1960s and `70s. Carlson is a Republican who served as governor in the 1990s.

They’ll hold a joint news conference Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the rotunda of Minneapolis City Hall. They’re expected to offer a proposal in response to the state budget stalemate. Carlson was coy Monday when asked what he planned to discuss.

The shutdown is the result of the state’s failure to pass a new budget by Friday’s deadline. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the GOP-controlled state legislature are at odds over how to close the state’s $5 billion budget deficit.

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