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GOP Senators Aim To Prevent Future Minnesota Shutdowns

A group of Republican state senators hope to prevent future Minnesota government shutdowns through a plan to continue spending even if politicians can't agree on a budget. The proposal outlined Thursday by Senator Ted Lillie and colleagues would extend current spending levels if the state began a new budget cycle without a new budget in place.

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MnDOT Must “Ramp-Up” Projects Following Shutdown

It's back to work tomorrow for thousands of MnDOT workers now that the government shutdown is over. But, MnDOT's Kevin Gutknecht says the staffers will need to get up-to-speed on their paperwork and impending duties before you start seeing things get back to normal.

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Canterbury Park To Reopen Thursday

With the Minnesota government shutdown over, Canterbury Park in Shakopee plans to reopen Thursday morning. President and CEO Randy Sampson says the doors will open at 10 a.m. for the card casino, simulcast racing will start around midday and live racing will return at 7 p.m. for the first time in three weeks.

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State Parks Could Re-Open For Day Use Friday

The end of Minnesota's state government shutdown means state parks will soon start re-opening, but it will take some time. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Chris Niskanen says parks need to be cleaned up and checked for safety.

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Minnesota State Employees Recalled To Work Thursday

Minnesota state employees have been recalled to work beginning Thursday now that a budget showdown is over. About 22,000 state workers have been off the job since the government shutdown July 1 because Gov. Mark Dayton and Republicans could not agree on taxes and spending in a new budget.

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Photo courtesy of Governor Dayton's office
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Minnesota Govenor Signs Budget, Ends State Shutdown

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a new budget that ends the nation's longest state government shutdown in the past decade. Dayton's signature came Wednesday after lawmakers met in special session starting Tuesday afternoon to give their own approval to the deal.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Okay Budget, Assure End To Shutdown

Minnesota lawmakers have approved a budget deal that will end a 20-day state government shutdown as soon as Gov. Mark Dayton signs it.

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Minnesota Special Session Called To End Shutdown

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has called a special legislative session in hopes of ending the state's nearly three-week government shutdown.

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Dayton Orders State Capitol To Reopen Today

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is ordering the state Capitol and State Office Building to reopen to the public in advance of a special session to end the state's government shutdown. Dayton's order calls for the buildings to reopen at 9 a.m. today.

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No Shutdown Relief For Minnesota Liquor Sellers

The judge who oversees the Minnesota government shutdown is refusing to let the liquor keep flowing. Judge Kathleen Gearin on Monday denied a request from the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association to order back the state workers who process "buyer's cards" required of bars, restaurants and stores to purchase liquor from wholesalers.

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