Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, center, House Speaker Kurt Zellers, left, and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch are seen through a window as they meet in the Governor's office at the state Capitol in St. ... more 
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, center, House Speaker Kurt Zellers, left, and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch are seen through a window as they meet in the Governor's office at the state Capitol in St. Paul Thursday morning, June 30, 2011 to discuss the state budget impasse. A wide-ranging state government shutdown bore down on Minnesota on Thursday, threatening to shutter state parks on the brink of a holiday weekend and lay off thousands of workers if a budget deal wasn't struck by midnight. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz) MANDATORY CREDIT less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 2:38 PM EDT