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Minnesota Special Session Won’t Happen Today

There won't be a special session of the Minnesota Legislature on Monday but officials say work is continuing to end the state's government shutdown.

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Minnesota Special Session Expected Early Next Week

A special legislative session to end Minnesota's state government shutdown could start as early as Monday. A spokeswoman for Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday that Dayton plans to call lawmakers back to the Capitol when the details of budget bills are finalized in private meetings expected to continue throughout the weekend.

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Local Lawmakers React To Governor Dayton’s Offer [AUDIO]

Republican State Representative Steve Gottwalt of St. Cloud is reacting to the latest news from Governor Mark Dayton. He says it's a good sign. And Republican State Representative Tim O'Driscoll of Sartell says he's cautiously optimistic about today's (Thursday) news.

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Judge Restores Child Care Funds Caught In Shutdown

The judge overseeing appeals from the Minnesota government shutdown has restored funding for a child-care program that serves nearly 16,000 children in more than 9,000 low-income families.

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DNR – No Fishing Honor System During Shutdown

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says there's no way to get around the state's fishing license requirements during the government shutdown. The state's electronic licensing system was taken offline when the shutdown began July 1, leaving anglers unable to buy fishing licenses.

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Shutdown – No Liquor Sales For St. Cloud Liquor Store [AUDIO]

When you walk into the Knotty Pine Liquor store in east St. Cloud you'll notice something missing -- the liquor. Owner Dennis Pursley says the application to renew his liquor license is tied-up in St. Paul, because of the state government shutdown.

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Frustrations Over Shutdown Run High As Governor Dayton Comes To St. Cloud [AUDIO]

Hundreds of people showed-up at Apollo High School in St. Cloud today (Tuesday) to hear from Governor Mark Dayton, and to voice their concerns over the state government shutdown.

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Governor Dayton Travels To Push His Side In Government Shutdown

Governor Mark Dayton has plans to travel around Minnesota this week as the state's government shutdown continues, even as he says he's ready to return to budget talks with legislative Republicans.

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Republicans Oppose Dayton’s Latest Budget Offer

Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republicans met again Wednesday without meaningful progress toward resolving the budget dispute that has shut down state government. House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch say the negotiations went backwards when Dayton made an offer for either an income tax increase for top earners or a cigarette tax increase.

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Government Shutdown Impacts Construction Project At Madison Elementary

The state government shutdown has put a construction project at St. Cloud's Madison Elementary on hold. The plan to add three new classrooms requires a review from the State Department of Labor and Industry.

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