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Reps. Denny McNamara of Hastings, left, and Mark Buesgens of Jordan talk on the Minnesota House floor Monday during one of several breaks in activity. Photo by Don Davis.

UPDATE: Leaders, governor in last-ditch budget talks

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Pawlenty will make one more try to resolve some differences that separate them before tonight's Legislature adjournment.


But the prospects did not sound good this afternoon.

"We are left with some significant differences," Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, DFL-Minneapolis, said following a meeting among leaders and Pawlenty.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.