Thousands of Minnesota’s federal employees who’ve been furloughed during the government shutdown are back on the job. Offices and programs providing federal services, affected by the shutdown, reopened Thursday morning for the first time in 16 days.
As the government shutdown enters day 15 with some progress on a deal, eight bars and restaurants in St. Paul are doing what they can to help furloughed employees. And what better way than with free beer.
State officials have notified 105 Minnesota Department of Health workers that they might be laid off because of the federal government shutdown. The employees are in positions that are partially paid for by federal funds.
More than 100 pilots are getting their jobs back, two years after they were let go.