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ST. PAUL - Minnesota's state budget will be completed before the Legislature ends its session Monday night, legislative leaders pledged after leaving negotiations early Sunday.


"It's very do-able," House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis, said.

Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, another Minneapolis Democrat, agreed and said talks can go right up to the midnight Monday adjournment deadline.

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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.