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MN Lawmakers Work In Special Session; State Workers Work For Fair Resolution

July 19, 2011 in WDAZ

The Minnesota House and Senate are moving quickly in the first hours of a special session to end the state government shutdown.
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Dayton takes budget message around Minnesota

July 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Mark Dayton hits the road this week in an effort to convince Minnesotans that it is worth shutting down state government to get a better budget from the Republican-controlled Legislature. Continue Reading

Idled public employees hold on — for now

July 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Many of the 22,000 public employees out of work in Minnesota’s budget impasse say they will get through the extended layoff by tapping into personal savings, relying on a spouse’s income or unemployment checks, and making household spending cuts. Continue Reading

Groups look at Minnesota shutdown, budget issues

June 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

State government and outside organizations are pursuing a two-pronged approach to state spending: write a new budget and prepare for a shutdown if no new spending plan passes in time. Continue Reading

Shutdown threatens weddings, much more

June 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After enduring a 15-month deployment together in Iraq and more than a year living in separate states, Crystal Morales and Derek Cloutier can’t wait to get married next month in their dream location, a historical military chapel on the bluffs above the Mississippi River in Minnesota. Continue Reading

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Republican Leaders Propose Way To Prevent MN Shutdown

June 7, 2011 in WDAZ

A Minnesota republican leader says there is a way to shut down a state government shutdown.
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