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Talking Points: Rep. Ellison Talks Homeland Security Shutdown

Late Friday night, Congress avoided a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by approving a week extension of agency funding.

03/01/2015

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Congress Extends Funding For Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security will run out of money unless Congress can pass a spending bill by midnight Friday.

02/27/2015

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Partisan Fight Threatens To Shut Down Homeland Security

Just days after a terror threat against the Mall of America, a partisan standoff in Washington threatens to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.

02/24/2015

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Voyageurs National Park Reopens As Shutdown Ends

Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota is reopening to visitors, now that the federal government shutdown is over.

10/17/2013

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News Click Biggest Losers

After all is said and done, who is the biggest loser after this mess?   

10/17/2013

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Shutdown To End, Default Averted

With less than two hours to spare, Congress averted a crisis that could have sent the United States into default. On Wednesday night, the House passed the Senate’s bill to end the government shutdown.

10/16/2013

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Minnesota Vets, Lawmakers Push For End To Shutdown

In Minnesota, veterans rallied at the Vietnam Memorial in St. Paul to show their support of the national movement. They talked about the closing of the national war memorials and the suspension of death benefits to military families.

10/13/2013

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Minn. Leaders: Shutdown Poses ‘Evolving’ Problems

Minnesota leaders are taking stock of state departments that work in tandem with the federal government to determine those most at risk in the shutdown.

10/02/2013

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Sen. Franken, Other MN Lawmakers Donate Salary During Shutdown

For many, the fact that lawmakers continue to make a salary during the federal government shutdown – while so many federal workers do not — is frustrating.

10/02/2013

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White Earth Leader Worries About Shutdown Fallout

The leader of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe says a federal government shutdown could have ramifications on the northwestern Minnesota tribe’s health services and its fishery.

10/02/2013

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Good Question: Do Members Of Congress Get Paid During The Shutdown?

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers won’t be getting paid for the foreseeable future. That had many of you emailing, wanting to know: Do members of Congress get paid during a government shutdown?

10/01/2013

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10/01/2013

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MN Workers Speak Out On Federal Gov’t Shutdown

Furloughed federal workers in Minnesota say they’re disgusted by the political impasse that will cost them in the pocketbook. Many nonessential employees have been idled by the partial federal government shutdown that began early Tuesday.

10/01/2013

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What Services Will Continue If The Government Shuts Down?

Thousands of federal workers in Minnesota could be furloughed Tuesday. That will happen if Congress can’t reach an agreement to fund the federal government by midnight Monday.

09/30/2013

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Ramsey Co. Courthouse Briefly Shutdown Due To Suspicious Package

The Ramsey County Courthouse has been reopened after a brief shutdown due to a suspicious package Wednesday morning.

09/25/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Drawing Up New Shutdown Rules

Having taken lumps over last summer’s government shutdown, Minnesota lawmakers are considering ways to take the sting out of any future budget standoffs.

03/06/2012

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DVS: Shutdown, Old Tech To Blame For Car Title Waits

We all know buying a new car can be stressful with all the cost and paperwork. Now, we found out some of that anxiety is stretching out for months.

01/13/2012

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Minnesota’s Top 2011 Headlines

A budget battle in St. Paul led to the longest state shutdown in U.S. history, and the weather also grabbed headlines for months during the 2011.

12/31/2011

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State Shutdown, Mpls. Tornado Among Top Stories

State politics and Mother Nature dominated Minnesota’s headlines this year.

12/26/2011

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Minn. Shutdown Slowed Fiscal ’12 Tax Collections

Minnesota’s government shutdown pushed state tax collections below projections for the first two months of the new fiscal year, as the state’s budget office sounds a note of warning about the U.S. economic outlook.

09/09/2011

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Minn. Lawmaker Who Got Retroactive Pay To Take Cut

One of the 18 Minnesota House members who got full retroactive pay after the state’s government shutdown is now planning to take a cut in a future paycheck, while two others say they already donated the money without publicizing their charity.

08/23/2011

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18 Minn. Lawmakers Got Shutdown Pay Retroactively

Eighteen Minnesota House members who declined paychecks during last month’s state government shutdown went back for the money.

08/22/2011

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Shutdown Over, Dayton To ‘Do What I Can’ On Jobs

Gov. Mark Dayton starts a statewide jobs tour next week hoping to build a legacy as a jobs governor, with last month’s government shutdown behind him.

08/18/2011

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Minnesota Sees Revenue Drop During July Shutdown

Minnesota’s 20-day state government shutdown hurt state revenue collections last month as tax auditors stayed home and lottery sales halted.

08/10/2011

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Moody’s: Minnesota’s Financial Outlook ‘Negative’

One of the three major credit rating agencies took a gloomier outlook on Minnesota’s financial future on Monday, citing “political intractability” and the lack of a permanent fix to persistent deficits after a 20-day government shutdown.

08/01/2011

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