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Jim Lehi, manager of the Davison County Conservation District, cleans a counter as he and Debbie Bartscher move the district’s office into its maintenance building at the county fairgrounds Tuesday morning in Mitchell. The conservation district has office space at the USDA Service Center building on North Kimball Street but had to leave that office Tuesday morning when the federal government shut down. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

Shutdown forces conservation office into shed

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As the federal government came grinding to a halt Tuesday morning, Jim Lehi set up his office in a maintenance shed.


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