(St. Paul, MN) -- State officials say they do not know all the ways the federal government shutdown will affect Minnesotans because it's an "evolving situation." Governor Dayton's chief of staff, Tina Smith, adds the state is "not in a position where we can just fill gaps" created by the political breakdown in Washington. There are reports that meat inspections, school lunches and the WIC program could be affected if the shutdown drags on. And would the governor consider calling a special session to meet critical needs? Smith says "we're taking this one day at a time." Over a thousand National Guard employees are furloughed, but Major General Rick Nash says it will not impact citizen-soldiers' ability to respond to a man-made or natural disaster.