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Minn. Judge Denies Money For Disabled Job Program

A Minnesota judge has ruled that a program helping severely disabled people find jobs doesn’t qualify for funding during the state’s government shutdown.


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Judge In Minn. Shutdown Rules On Several Services

The Ramsey County judge overseeing state spending in the government shutdown has ordered continued funding for several Minnesota Historical Society operations and continued pension payments for former state executive officers but denied a request to fund insurance investigators at the Department of Commerce.


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Minn. Court OKs Background Checks During Shutdown

A Minnesota judge has ordered the state Department of Human Services to restart background checks for those who work with vulnerable populations as the state’s government shutdown reaches its seventh day.


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Vulnerable Feel The Pinch Of Minn. Gov’t Shutdown

The blind are losing reading services. A help line for the elderly has gone silent. And poor families are scrambling after the state stopped child care subsidies.