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Federal shut-down furloughs 900 at Fort McCoy, affects some services; more state news

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About 900 civilian employees are being furloughed at Wisconsin's Fort McCoy due to the federal government shutdown. Spokeswoman Linda Fournier said the workers reported Tuesday to the Army base between Sparta and Tomah to do some housekeeping tasks. They'll be gone by Tuesday afternoon, unless somebody in Congress flinches and adopts a federal spending resolution to keep the government going as the new fiscal year begins.

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Steve Dzubay
Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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