• A Ramsey District Court judge is expected to issue a ruling this week on whether Gov. Mark Dayton has the executive authority to continue government spending or whether the court should appoint someone to make limited decisions on critical services.
• Legislators and the governor are expected to continue negotiating while preparing for a possible shutdown.
• If no agreement is reached by Friday, state government will start to shut down.
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