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Reality Check: Minn. Budget Bill’s State Workforce Cuts

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.

07/21/2011

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Minnesota State Employees Returning To Work

State employees began returning to work in Minnesota Thursday after a new budget agreement ended a government shutdown of nearly three weeks.

07/21/2011

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GOP Senators Aim To Prevent Future Minn. Shutdowns

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.

07/21/2011

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Lottery Sales Resume Without A Drastic Increase

Lottery ticket sales are now back to normal after the government shutdown, but so far sales haven’t picked up dramatically.

07/21/2011

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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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