MINNESOTA SHUTDOWN: ‘We want to work for Minnesota’

July 7, 2011 at 1:07 pm in Grand Forks Herald

Public employees rally in Crookston in support of Governor DaytonRobert Goosen said he’s been in this situation before.
“I guess I’m kind of used to getting laid off,” he said. He chuckled as he recounted his 17 years as a construction worker, often getting let go during the winter. This time is different. Goosen, 47, is now a heavy equipment mechanic for the Minnesota Department of Transportation and has been without work for seven days, since the Minnesota government shut down. Continue Reading