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DNR Commissioner Greets Employees With Cookie

Department of Natural Resource Commissioner Tom Landwehr welcomed several hundred employees back to work after the longest government shutdown in decades.

07/21/2011

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MnDOT Restarts In Stages Following Gov’t Shutdown

The Minnesota Department of Transportation began restarting its operations Thursday following a government shutdown of nearly three weeks.

07/21/2011

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Minn. Government Reopening After 20-Day Shutdown

Minnesota’s government is reopening for business after a nearly three-week shutdown closed state parks, laid off some 22,000 public workers and demonstrated the wide reach of state agencies.

07/21/2011

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Shutdown’s Over, But When Do Services Return?

Now that a budget deal has been reached, you might be surprised to find out that reopening after the shutdown is, in some cases, much harder than you might think.

07/20/2011

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End Of Minn. Shutdown Brings Relief, Frustration

Minnesota’s state government shutdown ended Wednesday after 20 days, millions in lost revenue and frustration on the part of residents and politicians.

07/20/2011

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Canterbury Park To Reopen Thursday

With the Minnesota government shutdown over, Canterbury Park in Shakopee plans to reopen Thursday morning.

07/20/2011

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State Parks Could Re-Open For Day Use Friday

The end of Minnesota’s government shutdown will bring the re-opening of state parks, one of the most visible casualties of the budget impasse, starting as early as Friday.

07/20/2011

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End Of Minn. Shutdown Comes As Relief To Workers

The end of Minnesota’s government shutdown comes as a relief to laid-off employees and people who depend on their services.

07/20/2011

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Minnesota Historic Sites Reopen Saturday

If you’re planning a weekend visit to one of Minnesota’s historic sites or museums, you’re in luck.

07/20/2011

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Lawmakers Convene To Vote On Ending Gov’t Shutdown

An end to Minnesota’s nearly three-week-long state government shutdown came into view Tuesday, when Gov. Mark Dayton called the Legislature into a special session to vote on a budget deal.

07/19/2011

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Special Session On, Minn. Lawmakers Move Quickly

Both chambers of the Legislature went into floor sessions about 6 p.m. Tuesday and passed five of nine budget bills in less than two hours.

07/19/2011

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Charter Schools Facing Budget Cuts Due To Shutdown

ith the shutdown coming to an end and the budget moving into special session, many organizations, especially schools, are realizing there will be less money available from the state.

07/19/2011

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Minn. Agencies Have Post-Shutdown Recall Plans

The administration of Gov. Mark Dayton says state employees idled by the shutdown can check a state website to know what day to come back to work.

07/19/2011

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Minn. Historical Society To Reopen Sites Saturday

The Minnesota Historical Society plans to reopen its museums, historic sites and library to the public Saturday after the state government shutdown ends.

07/19/2011

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Still No End To Minn. Shutdown; Budget Not Done

Minnesota’s state government shutdown slid toward the three-week mark on Monday as key Republican legislators and members of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration scurried to translate a handshake budget deal into bills that can pass the GOP-controlled Legislature.

07/18/2011

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Closed Minn. Capitol To Open For Special Session

The Minnesota Capitol will be open to the public when lawmakers return for a special session to end the state’s government shutdown.

07/18/2011

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Reality Check: MN Legislators’ Private Shutdown Meetings

Not only are Minnesota lawmakers writing the bills behind closed doors, they are writing the bills inside the State Capitol, which is closed and locked to the public.

07/18/2011

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No Shutdown Relief For Minn. Liquor Sellers

The judge who oversees the Minnesota government shutdown is refusing to let the liquor keep flowing.

07/18/2011

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Closed Door Meetings But Still No Special Session

This is Day 17 of the state government shutdown and despite a weekend of negotiations, there is still uncertainty about when it will end. What is known is that the special session will not start on Monday.

07/17/2011

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Minnesota Special Session Won’t Happen Monday

There won’t be a special session of the Minnesota Legislature on Monday but officials say work is continuing to end the state’s government shutdown.

07/17/2011

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Minn. Shutdown Means State Muskie Record Stands

Because of Minnesota’s government shutdown, an Arizona man will never know if his monster muskie broke a state record from 1957.

07/17/2011

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Reality Check: Gov. Dayton’s ‘Tax The Rich’ Promise

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders are hoping to finish work by midnight on a budget deal to end Minnesota’s 15-day government shutdown. It’s an agreement no one seems to like, including Dayton.

07/15/2011

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Georgia Pacific Plant In Minn. To Reopen Saturday

The Georgia Pacific plant in Duluth is set to reopen after being idled by the Minnesota government shutdown.

07/15/2011

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With Abrupt Deal, Minn. Shutdown Still Upsets Many

The abrupt agreement on a budget deal to end Minnesota’s government shutdown, in which Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton dropped his call for new taxes and Republicans agreed to spend more than they wanted, has some people wondering why it had to happen at all.

07/15/2011

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Seeds Of Future Problems In Minn. Budget Deal

Minnesota’s leaders made a deal that will probably end the nation’s longest state government shutdown in a decade, but they didn’t really solve their budget problem. Instead, they just shuffled it down the road to be faced another day.

07/15/2011

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