The budget deal that ended Minnesota’s government shutdown comes with a hefty price: It relies heavily on borrowing $640 million against money from the state’s 1998 tobacco settlement, but might cost that same amount in interest — plus a substantial annual revenue loss for years to come.
As the state works to slowly but surely get back to business after a three-week government shutdown, state parks — and Canterbury Park — are on their way to pre-shutdown operations.
Minnesota’s laid off state workers are back on the job after the governor and legislature reached a budget deal, but they face more cuts with the compromise to end the 20-day shutdown.
State employees began returning to work in Minnesota Thursday after a new budget agreement ended a government shutdown of nearly three weeks.
A group of Republican state senators hope to prevent future Minnesota government shutdowns through a plan to continue spending even if politicians can’t agree on a budget.
Lottery ticket sales are now back to normal after the government shutdown, but so far sales haven’t picked up dramatically.
Department of Natural Resource Commissioner Tom Landwehr welcomed several hundred employees back to work after the longest government shutdown in decades.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation began restarting its operations Thursday following a government shutdown of nearly three weeks.
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.
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.
Minnesota’s state government shutdown ended Wednesday after 20 days, millions in lost revenue and frustration on the part of residents and politicians.
With the Minnesota government shutdown over, Canterbury Park in Shakopee plans to reopen Thursday morning.
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.
The end of Minnesota’s government shutdown comes as a relief to laid-off employees and people who depend on their services.
If you’re planning a weekend visit to one of Minnesota’s historic sites or museums, you’re in luck.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Minnesota Historical Society plans to reopen its museums, historic sites and library to the public Saturday after the state government shutdown ends.
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.
The Minnesota Capitol will be open to the public when lawmakers return for a special session to end the state’s government shutdown.
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.
The judge who oversees the Minnesota government shutdown is refusing to let the liquor keep flowing.
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.