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Is Governor Dayton Doing What Is Right For Minnesota With His Latest Offer?

The Governor has stated he will accept the June 30th Republican Proposal on 3 conditions. Is that leadership, is he caving in? You vote on the poll.

07/14/2011

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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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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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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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Good Question: Why Are We Still Paying Taxes?

When you join a health club, and it shuts down, you don’t have to keep paying your monthly fee. But when the state of Minnesota shuts down, we keep paying our income and sales taxes. Why?

07/11/2011

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State Worker To Dayton: Skip Road Trip, Get To Work

Gov. Mark Dayton will hit the road Tuesday morning to tout his budget plan and to criticize Republican lawmakers.

07/11/2011

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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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Radio Ads Argue ‘Racino’ Money Could End Shutdown

A Twin Cities-area horse racing park is running radio ads statewide encouraging Minnesota lawmakers to consider expanded horse-track gambling as a source of new tax revenue that could help end the state’s government shutdown.

07/11/2011

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List Of Minnesota Lawmakers Who Declined July Pay

According to payroll offices in the state House and Senate, 62 Minnesota state lawmakers deferred their July 1 paycheck as the state government shutdown got under way.

07/11/2011

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