Esme's Blog: Leadership Returns To MinnesotaSometimes 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.
Dayton Travels To St. Cloud To Discuss The BudgetGov. 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.
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.
Minn. Budget Still Stuck After GOP Tax Cut OfferGov. Mark Dayton says a Republican offer to drop $200 million in tax cuts they wanted and spend it on his priorities is a "non-proposal" that gets the two sides no closer to a budget deal that would avert a government shutdown in two weeks.
GOP Leaders Bring Another Budget Offer To DaytonRepublican leaders and the governor will try again Thursday to make progress on a state budget agreement -- and avoid a government shutdown.

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