In this photo taken Friday, July 8, 2011 in St. Anthony Village, Minn., Erik Pakieser is shown at his home. The emergency planner for the state transportation department, Pakieser is one of around ... more 
In this photo taken Friday, July 8, 2011 in St. Anthony Village, Minn., Erik Pakieser is shown at his home. The emergency planner for the state transportation department, Pakieser is one of around 22,000 laid-off public employees hoping for a quick end to the Minnesota government shutdown. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jim Mone
Sun, Jul 10, 2011 6:37 PM EDT