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State Shutdown, Mpls. Tornado Among Top Stories

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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State Campground Reservations Now Open

State campground reservations are now open for business in Minnesota.


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Closed Door Meetings But Still No Special Session

This is Day 17 of the state government shutdown and despite a weekend of negotiations, there is still uncertainty about when it will end. What is known is that the special session will not start on Monday.


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Minnesota Special Session Won’t Happen Monday

There won’t be a special session of the Minnesota Legislature on Monday but officials say work is continuing to end the state’s government shutdown.


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Restarting Minn. Gov’t More Than Flipping Switch

Minnesota may soon have an end to its government shutdown, but re-starting the machinery of the state will probably take a few days.


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Minn. Shutdown Means State Muskie Record Stands

Because of Minnesota’s government shutdown, an Arizona man will never know if his monster muskie broke a state record from 1957.


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Vikings Ready To Advance Stadium Plan

The Minnesota Vikings are ready to move forward with a stadium plan when lawmakers return for a special session to end the state government shutdown.


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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.


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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.





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