Minnesota special session won't happen Monday

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Posted: Jul 17, 2011 7:01 PM
Minnesota special session won't happen Monday

There won't be a special session of the Minnesota Legislature on Monday but officials say work is continuing to end the state's government shutdown.

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders released a statement Sunday evening saying work on the detailed budget bills that need to be passed is moving in a positive direction. They say a special session will be called as soon as the work is done and all the bills have been reviewed and agreed upon.

While both sides had been hoping to wrap up work in time for the governor to call a special session on Monday, Dayton spokeswoman Kathleeen Tinucci says it doesn't look like they'll make that goal. She also says they don't expect they'll make any more news Sunday night.