Federal Workers Worrying About Another Looming ShutdownThe swift steps ending a messy and expensive government shutdown has enabled hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return to work Tuesday, but some say they fear they could find themselves in limbo again in a few more weeks.
A Look At The US Parks Open, Closed Amid Government ShutdownVisitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown.
No Lunch At Chipotle MondayThose who make it a habit to kick off their work weeks with lunch at Chiptole will have to come up with an alternate solution this week. All restaurant locations will not be opening until 3 p.m. Monday -- instead of the standard 11 a.m. -- so workers can attend meetings about the chain's recent food safety scares.
Chipotle Briefly Closing For Nationwide All-Staff Food Safety MeetingA major restaurant chain is closing its stores all over the country. Chipotle is shutting down, but it is just temporary. The company announced it will close all of its restaurants on Feb. 8 for a few hours.
Talking Points: Daudt Talks Looming Shutdown, Auditor Bill IssuesHouse Speaker Kurt Daudt, who was a guest on WCCO Sunday Morning, said he hopes there isn’t a shutdown over the language in the auditor bill the governor signed and then disagreed with.
State Workers Get Layoff Notices As Shutdown Threat LoomsDemocratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt have agreed in principle to end the budget impasses that threatened to shut down the government.
Lawmakers Scrambling For Budget Deal Before Midnight DeadlineTime is running out for Minnesota lawmakers to reach a budget deal, and money for education is the main sticking point.
Sun Country Chairman To Pilots' Union: Company Headed For 'Shutdown'The chairman of Sun Country Airlines said the company is downsizing ahead of an "ultimate shut down" in its contract fight with pilots. The Air Line Pilots Association confirmed that an email sent from Sun Country's Marty Davis to the union chairman was genuine.
Talking Points: Shutdown Specter Looms Over Budget BattleIt’s crunch time at the state Capitol. By law, legislators need to have the budget balanced and their business done by May 18, which is just two week from Monday.
Talking Points: Rep. Ellison Talks Homeland Security ShutdownLate Friday night, Congress avoided a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by approving a week extension of agency funding.
Congress Extends Funding For Homeland SecurityThe Department of Homeland Security will run out of money unless Congress can pass a spending bill by midnight Friday.
Partisan Fight Threatens To Shut Down Homeland SecurityJust days after a terror threat against the Mall of America, a partisan standoff in Washington threatens to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.
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.
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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.