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Lynx Offer State Workers $5 Tickets

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx are making an effort to help state workers laid off during the government shutdown.

The Lynx are offering displaced state employees $5 tickets to Saturday’s game against the Connecticut Sun.

State employees interested in attending the game must bring a state I.D. badge or 2011 pay stub to the Target Center box office to purchase their tickets.

Lynx Chief Operating Officer Conrad Smith says the team wants to provide an affordable entertainment option to those who are struggling with lost income during the shutdown.

The Lynx will head into the game with a 6-3 record, the best nine-game start in franchise history. Last week they beat Tulsa by 30 points.

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