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Federal budget cuts likely will hit Minnesota gradually

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ST. PAUL - Minnesotans may not know what the word means, but as of Thursday they began to feel the impact of automatic and deep federal budget cuts known as "sequestration."


No one knows for sure how Minnesotans will be affected, but there is widespread agreement it will be felt.

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., was among those predicting long lines at airports, less thorough food processing plant inspections and some Head Start children being dropped from the program.

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