Government Shutdown

Capitol, St. Paul, Minnesota

Sighs Of Relief From Businesses Affected By Shutdown

The budget compromise reached Thursday means 22,000 state workers will have a paycheck again, lottery tickets will soon be printed, horse jockeys will be busy and beer will be on the shelves.

07/14/2011

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Esme’s Blog: Leadership Returns To Minnesota

Sometimes leadership means having to say your sorry to your supporters and embrace a position that you deeply oppose in order to achieve a greater good. That is exactly what happened Thursday as Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders agreed to a budget deal to end the government shutdown.

07/14/2011

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State Workers’ Mixed Reactions To Deal To End Shutdown

While many of Minnesota’s more than 22,000 laid-off workers are excited to hear they could soon be returning to work, not all of them are happy about the way they would return to work.

07/14/2011

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Dayton, GOP Leaders Reach Deal To End Gov’t Shutdown

Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP leaders have reached an agreement to end the two-week-long government shutdown, hours after the governor agreed to accept the republican’s budget offer.

07/14/2011

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Stadium Plan Could Be Ready With Budget Deal Reached

Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett said he’s confident a stadium deal could get done, now that the governor and GOP leaders came to an agreement on the state budget.

07/14/2011

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Judge Denies Canterbury Park, Harness Racing Appeal

A judge has denied the state’s two horse racing tracks’ appeal to stay open during the Minnesota Government shutdown.

07/14/2011

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MillerCoors Becomes Casualty Of Minn. Shutdown

Miller, Coors and other popular beers may disappear from Minnesota stores and bars within days because brewing giant MillerCoors lacks the proper licenses due to the state’s government shutdown.

07/13/2011

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Reality Check: ‘99.5 Percent Agreement’ On Budget Bill?

In the two weeks since Minnesota’s shutdown began, Republican House and Senate leaders have called five times for Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special session. They say the shutdown is “completely unnecessary” because there’s agreement on almost every aspect of the major budget bill.

07/13/2011

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Minn. Government Shutdown Puts Lives On Hold

Lyda Hanson thought she was one of the lucky ones. Even before graduating from beauty school, she landed a job at a “perfect” salon and was ready to get started on her dream career.

07/13/2011

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Is Shutdown Tarnishing Minnesota’s Reputation?

The government shutdown has had wide reaching effects on individuals and businesses but could this ongoing dispute tarnish the Minnesota “brand” — the state’s reputation and ability to sell itself as a desirable location for business and tourism?

07/13/2011

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DNR: No Fishing On Honor System During Shutdown

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says there’s no way to get around the state’s fishing license requirements during the government shutdown.

07/13/2011

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Judge Restores Child Care Funds Caught In Shutdown

The judge overseeing appeals from the Minnesota government shutdown has restored funding for a child-care program that serves nearly 16,000 children in more than 9,000 low-income families.

07/13/2011

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Hearing At Canterbury Park

So far eight of the 62 scheduled days of racing at Canterbury Park have been canceled due to the state shutdown.

07/13/2011

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Minn. Government Shutdown Puts Lives On Hold

Lyda Hanson thought she was one of the lucky ones. Even before graduating from beauty school, she landed a job at a “perfect” salon and was ready to get started on her dream career.

07/13/2011

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Shutdown Prevents Wis. Couple From Bringing Baby Home

Jessica and Craig Porter of Somerset, Wis. have their newly adopted baby’s room all ready, but the shutdown is forcing their new son to sleep in a playpen across the river in Minnesota.

07/13/2011

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SPIN METER: Pawlenty’s Rosy Memory Of ’05 Shutdown

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is seizing on a state government shutdown in his home state to try to spark a flagging presidential campaign. The Republican is reminding voters that he too presided over a partial state government shutdown, and he even cut a campaign commercial saying he “won” that one.

07/13/2011

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Dayton Travels To St. Cloud To Discuss The Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton is on the road to tell his side of the budget impasse with Republican lawmakers that has led to a state government shutdown.

07/12/2011

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Minn. Shutdown Impacts Local Brewer

A brewer in St. Louis Park says the government shutdown is drowning his business before he’s even brewed a batch of beer.

07/12/2011

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Reality Check Update: Minn. Lawmakers’ Paychecks

WCCO-TV’s Reality Check reported last week that an overwhelming majority of Minnesota lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans, are getting paid during the shutdown. Now, one legislator says there’s something wrong with that.

07/12/2011

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How Could The Shutdown Affect The Minnesota State Fair?

The Great Minnesota Get-Together will run from Aug. 25 until Sept. 5, and if the state shutdown continues, it could affect certain aspects and crowd favorites at the Minnesota State Fair.

07/12/2011

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Minn. Democrat Seeks To Ally 6 GOP House Members

The top Democrat in the Minnesota House is calling for six House Republicans to cross party lines to support Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal for new income taxes and end a 12-day-old government shutdown.

07/12/2011

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Fla. Protester To MN: Why Don’t You Get Out And March?

There haven’t been any negotiations between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers on day 12 of the state shutdown, but there’s been plenty of talk.

07/12/2011

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Problems For Auto Dealers, Buyers During Shutdown

It’s day 12 of the state government shutdown and many services remain at a standstill, including parts of auto sales.

07/12/2011

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Minnesota Shutdown Stirs Debate Over Who Gets Paid

While thousands of Minnesota employees go without paychecks because the state government is shut down, many lawmakers are still being paid. And the list of workers whose services are deemed “essential” includes the governor’s housekeeper and his personal chef.

07/11/2011

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Dayton Travels To Push His Side In Minn. Shutdown

Gov. Mark Dayton has plans to travel around Minnesota this week as the state’s government shutdown continues, even as he says he’s ready to return to budget talks with legislative Republicans.

07/11/2011

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