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Local impacts of the government shutdown impacts amplified by the season

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MORRIS – The federal government’s 16-day shutdown is over, but federal agencies in Stevens County will continue to feel the impact of the closure into next year.


The timing of the shutdown – right in the middle of the harvest season – implified the long-term impacts for federal employees who needed to be out in the field.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.