Minn. Shutdown Costs Put At Nearly $60MMinnesota budget officials said Tuesday that a 20-day government shutdown in July cost the state nearly $60 million but saved it about $65 million in salaries that weren't paid to state employees.
State Report To Tally Price Of Minn. ShutdownWas Minnesota's 20-day government shutdown a money saver or budget drain?
Cancellations, Weather Hold Down Park TrafficJay Cooke State Park on Minnesota's north shore would be packed with campers on a typical July weekend. But, more than half the camp sites were empty during the weekend when the park, as well as others, reopened after a nearly three-week-long 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.
Minn. Budget Talks Go To Wire; Shutdown Hours AwayAfter five days of secretive budget negotiations with Republican lawmakers, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday that their next meeting will determine whether a state government shutdown can be avoided with just hours to spare.
Court Weighs Minn. Budget Spat As Shutdown LoomsThe budget spat between Minnesota's Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican state lawmakers moved from the Capitol to a courtroom Thursday, with a judge warning that the stalemate threatens a state constitutional crisis with a government shutdown a week away.

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