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Minnesota Government Shutdown 2011

Back To Work! Minnesota Once Again Open For Business

AP | By MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota's government is reopening for business after a nearly three-week shutdown closed state parks, laid off some 22,000 public...

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 Government Shutdown Ends

AP | MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota's state government shutdown ended Wednesday after 20 days, millions in lost revenue and frustration on the part of r...

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 Government Shutdown Deal Pushes Budget Problems Down The Road

AP | MARTIGA LOHN and AMY FORLITI | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The abrupt agreement on a budget deal to end Minnesota's government shutdown, in which Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton dropped his...

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 Shutdown Deal Reached

AP | MARTIGA LOHN and CHRIS WILLIAMS | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republicans agreed Thursday to end a budget impasse that prompted the longest state governm...

Booze Becomes Casualty Of State Government Shutdown

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS — Miller, Coors and other popular beers may disappear from Minnesota stores and bars within days because brewing giant MillerCoors l...

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 ...

Idled Minnesota Public Employees Holding On – For Now

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kent Mechels spent the last three Christmases away from his family plowing snow off Minnesota roads so people could drive safe...

State Sees Little Urgency To End Shutdown

AP | MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Instead of sending Minnesota's elected leaders into a frenzy of activity, the nation's only state government shutdown has deep...

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.

Minnesota Shutdown Costing State Millions

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Facing Republican demands to limit enrollment in assistance programs and trim historically generous state benefits, Democratic...

Minn. Food Shelves Send Plea, Funding Quickly Restored Amid Shutdown

Posted 09.05.2011 | Impact

As negotiations continue on a bill that would end the government shutdown in Minnesota, the state's hungry got some encouraging news. The Star Tribun...

Minnesota Governor, Lawmakers Meet Amid Shutdown

AP | MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Turning off the lights on Minnesota's state government isn't a money-saver. In fact, the state's six-day-old shutdown over sta...

Budget Negotiations Resume In Minnesota Amid Shutdown

AP | PATRICK CONDON and MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders restarted budget talks Tuesday for the first time since Minnesota's governm...

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,...

Minnesota Shutdown Has Republican Lawmakers Facing Angry Voters

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics

EAGAN, Minn. — As Republican Sen. Ted Daley hustled up Yankee Doodle Road in the lineup for Eagan's Fourth of July parade, some of his constitue...

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 ...

Minnesota Government Shuts Down

AP | MARTIGA LOHN and AMY FORLITI | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The blind are losing reading services. A help line for the elderly has gone silent. And poor families are scrambling after the...

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...