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Minnesota to Review Offer for Reopening National Parks

Minnesota officials say they'll review an offer from the Obama administration to let states use their own money to reopen national parks that have been closed by the federal government shutdown.

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Ventura’s New Cause: Government Shutdown Petition

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has compared the federal government shutdown to an act of terrorism and he's pushing a petition for people to voice their displeasure.

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Top 5 at 7:45; Things I Wouldn’t Trust a Congressman With

The Top 5 at 7:45 continues to be frustrated with the Federal Government shutdown. Today we look at the things I wouldn't trust a congressman or senator with. The Top 5 at 7:45 airs weekday mornings with Jay Caldwell on WJON.

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Minnesota Shutdown Slowed Fiscal ’12 Tax Collections

Minnesota's government shutdown pushed state tax collections below projections for the first two months of the new fiscal year, as the state's budget office sounds a note of warning about the U.S. economic outlook.

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I-94 Resurfacing Project To Start Between Albany And Collegeville

Work will finally get underway on Interstate 94 between Albany and Collegeville after the state government shutdown delayed the project. You can expect lane closures along I-94 just east of Albany to Stearns County Road 159 at Collegeville starting tomorrow

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Government Shutdown Impacting Highway Road Construction Projects

The state government shutdown has made life difficult for officials at the Minnesota Department of Transportation who are trying to complete projects before winter. We already told about some projects that have been pushed back to next year, but there are some that were impacted by the shutdown.

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Shutdown Over, Dayton To ‘Do What I Can’ On Jobs

Governor Mark Dayton starts a statewide jobs tour next week hoping to build a legacy as a jobs governor, with last month's government shutdown behind him. The first-term Democrat will kick off the tour in Fergus Falls on Wednesday.

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Minnesota Sees Revenue Drop During July Shutdown

Minnesota's 20-day state government shutdown hurt state revenue collections last month as tax auditors stayed home and lottery sales halted. The state's top finance official said Wednesday that the state took in $16.2 million less than anticipated for the month, a 1.7 percent drop from expectations.

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Minnesota Shutdown Added To Government Job Losses

Minnesota's 20-day government shutdown made the national hiring picture in July a little bit gloomier than it would have been otherwise. The U.S. Labor Department's July hiring report showed a slight uptick in hiring by private business, with about 154,000 jobs added nationwide. But that didn't correspond to government jobs, with about 37,000 lost.

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Government Shutdown Has Little Impact On Stearns County Road Project

Stearns County's Highway Department dug into its own bank account to keep the West Metro Corridor project going during the government shutdown. Stearns County Assistant Engineer Jodi Teich says they paid less than $3,500 in materials testing and one contract payment of about $685,000.

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