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Minnesota Shutdown

Annual Evaluations, Honest Feedback for Public School Teachers

Thomas A. Dooher | Posted 09.24.2011 | Education
Thomas A. Dooher

All parents know test scores are not a complete measure of their child's abilities. And they certainly should not be the primary way to evaluate teachers or their students.

Minnesota Shutdown Over

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a new budget Wednesday, en...

Minnesota Governor Calls Special Session To Help End Government Shutdown

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has called a special legislative ...

Restarting Government After Shutdown More Than Flipping Switch

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota may soon have an end to its gov...

Minnesota Shutdown Sees Light At The End Of The Tunnel (LATEST UPDATES)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republicans struck a deal...

Minnesota Budget Dispute Remains Unresolved

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. There were no new talks scheduled as Minnesota's government ...

Minnesota Shutdown Sees No End In Sight

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. The Minnesota state government has been shut down for more t...

Minnesota Shutdown: Rising Costs and Growing Frustration

Steve Ressler | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

While Minnesota politicians may believe they are taking a stand on fiscal responsibility, now is not the time to be inflexible.

Romney Reverses Course, TPaw Touts Shutdown And Debt Talks Continue

Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

Economic issues were in the spotlight on Tuesday, both on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appear...

Minnesota Shutdown Continues, Budget Negotiations Resume

Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. On the fifth day of the Minnesota state government shutdown,...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.01.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, economic tremors continued to rattle the world. In Greece, despite ongoing protests, the government passed harsh austerity measures. Closer to home, California passed a budget with deep cuts to social safety net programs and the state's once-vaunted higher education system. And, in Minnesota, a budget impasse forced the government to begin furloughing state workers and shutting down services, including state parks -- just in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend. Minnesota Republicans, who rejected Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's revenue proposals, are obviously not familiar with the new Harvard study, which found that kids who attend July 4 celebrations are more likely to become Republicans later in life. One less 4th of July picnic in the park; one less future Bachmann voter.

Debt Ceiling Crisis Heats Up As Deadline Approaches: Your Day In Politics (VIDEO)

Posted 09.01.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reversed course after making questionable comments on the effect President Barack Obama's fiscal policie...

Minnesota Shutdown Takes Toll On State Workers, Local Residents

Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Minnesota is encountering its second government shutdown in ...

Two-Thirds Of Minnesota State Staff To Be Furloughed As Government Shutdown Begins

Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's state government began a broad shut down on Friday going into the July 4 holiday after Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and ...

Minnesota State Government Shuts Down

Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (D) and top Republican state ...

LIVE UPDATES: Minnesota Braces For Government Shutdown

Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Negotiations are going down to the wire in Minnesota as Demo...