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Minn. police layoff notices being considered

The first notices will go to members of the Minnesota Law Enforcement Association, saying they will be laid off next month

By Bill Salisbury
St. Paul Pioneer Press

About 800 Minnesota state troopers, conservation officers, prison guards and other state law enforcement personnel will start receiving "pink slips" today notifying them they will be laid off July 1 if Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature fail to negotiate a budget agreement by then.

Those employees could be called back to work, however, if they are judged essential.

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