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The Department of Human Services in Minnesota has sent out guidelines to their employees about what to do to prepare for a state shutdown.

We were particularly impressed with the suggested script for recording voicemail messages:

“Hello this is __________. Due to the shutdown of state government I am away from work indefinitely. I will return to work when the Legislative funding for the continued operation of the Minnesota Department of Human Services is enacted into law. For more information, please monitor news reports or see our website at”

If you’re a regular News Cut reader, you know we can’t pass this up.

Even if you’re not a Minnesota state worker, write the voicemail message script you’d like to hear if you were calling the state.

Post it below.

Don’t let me down.