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Minnesota State Budget

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 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 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 ...

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 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...

Minnesota Government Shutdown Looms As Judge Weighs Budget Dispute

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The budget spat between Minnesota's Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican state lawmakers moved from the Capitol to a cou...