Kent Mechels spent the last three Christmases away from his family plowing snow off Minnesota roads so people could drive safely. It was a hardship he accepted as part of the job, he said.
At midnight Sunday July 10 Minnesota will enter the record books, breaking the record for the longest state shutdown in the nation’s history.
Instead of sending Minnesota’s elected leaders into a frenzy of activity, the nation’s only state government shutdown has deepened the political paralysis that led them to their budget standoff. Top Democrats and Republicans have given no sign when they will talk again about how to resolve the stalemate.
There was no surprise that questions about the State Shutdown are filling up the Good Question in-box. Jason DeRusha tackle one of those, and also deals with fireflies and ice cream headaches.
Minnesota is about to enter the record books: the longest state government shutdown in modern history.
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.
While lawmakers continue to battle the budget at the Capitol, the shutdown is taking its toll away from St. Paul. In the resort town of Waterville, its appeal is written into its very name.
The weeklong shutdown of Minnesota’s government stems from a deep conflict about the state’s tradition of generous public assistance programs.
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.
Doug Grow has been all over the shutdown. He joins Chad on Thursday to discuss the latest. Here are a few of his latest articles. “Dayton Intent On Finding End To Shutdown“.
While Minnesota’s political leaders haggle over how much the state should spend in the next two years, state coffers are bleeding millions of dollars as a result of the state’s week-old government shutdown.
The Minnesota Lynx are making an effort to help state workers laid off during the government shutdown.
Another step backwards for Minnesota lawmakers trying to negotiate a budget deal to end the government shutdown, now in it’s sixth day.
Truckers driving through Minnesota are urging the state to reopen freeway rest areas so they can make mandatory stops.
Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republicans met again Wednesday without meaningful progress toward resolving the budget dispute that has shut down state government.
As the state government shutdown continues, many of the ripple effects are being felt. One of the key concerns is the lack of health inspectors to give the green light to things like — state fair food booths.
An independent panel will try to solve Minnesota’s budget crisis and end the government shutdown. Former Vice President Walter Mondale — a Democrat — announced the formation of a blue ribbon committee.
I’ve spent some time thinking about this — I wonder if the government shutdown is painful enough.
Gov. Mark Dayton is asking a court-appointed referee to expand a list of critical services during Minnesota’s 5-day-old government shutdown.
At least one state fire marshal will help investigate the New Ulm fire that killed six people, despite the government shutdown that has closed the fire marshal’s office.
The fact that the Minnesota Zoo was open for the Fourth of July holiday was good news for a lot of families.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale and former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson have called a news conference to discuss the state government’s shutdown.
Now that there is a government shutdown and construction projects have been stopped, a Minnesota Department of Transportation worker is being told he now has to work six hours away from his home and family.
As Republican Sen. Ted Daley hustled up Yankee Doodle Road in the lineup for Eagan’s Fourth of July parade, some of his constituents wondered loudly why he wasn’t at the state Capitol 10 miles to the north trying to end the state government shutdown that was in its fourth day.
A judge has ruled that food-shelf operators across Minnesota can continue to distribute food despite the state government shutdown.