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Some area residents disappointed in State Government

LAKE CITY, Minn. (KTTC) -- At this point the potential shutdown is on the minds of many. After a month of anticipation, all anyone can do is wait a little longer.

In nearly 24-hours everyday life for many Minnesotans will change. Area residents we spoke with say they're frustrated those in office aren't better serving the people.

With the 4th of July looming vacations, boating and casting a line in the waters are on many people's mind.

"Just think of all the people this weekend that are planning on going camping in the state parks. They can't even plan on going, because if the state shuts down, they're going to be part of it," said Terry Bacon, a Lake City resident.

For many, they spent time planning ahead for a looming shut down.

"I do have a wife that has a driver's license that expired on July 4th, so we made sure we went this week to get it. I (also) have a son that works for the public defenders office for the state. He found out today, finally, that he wasn't going to be laid-off, which has been a big worry for all of us," stated Bacon.

After months of speculation and patience, some people have had enough.

"It's frustrating from just a personal, public standpoint, that nothing seems to be getting done," said Greg Kuehntopp, of Winona.

"I think it's a travesty. I believe the government spends so much time trying to answer to either party, that they don't actually answer to the vote getters," said Bacon.

Still, voters are hoping their voices are heard.

"With the economy the way it is, and with the things that need to be done to cut back, I am totally 100% against raising taxes," stated Kuehntopp.  

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