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Published December 25, 2012, 09:07 PM

Failure of fiscal cliff deal soon to effect Minnesotans

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The failure by congress to get a fiscal cliff deal passed before they left Washington for the holiday is about to impact thousands of out-of-work Minnesotans.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The failure by congress to get a fiscal cliff deal passed before they left Washington for the holiday is about to impact thousands of out-of-work Minnesotans.

12,000 Minnesotans could see their unemployment-insurance benefits expire Saturday.

There are 2.1 million Americans who currently receive benefits.

There were hopes that Congress would reauthorize the benefits before the holiday but they did not.

Although Emergency Unemployment Compensation is temporary, Congress has renewed the program 10 times since 2008.

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