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Dayton, Republicans To Meet For Minnesota Budget Talks
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders plan to resume budget negotiations on the fifth day of Minnesota's state government shutdown. The two sides return to the bargaining table at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday after budget talks fell apart late Thursday, prompting the state's …
Dayton Hopes To Return To Budget Talks
Gov. Mark Dayton plans to call legislative leaders Tuesday and ask that they return to negotiations on a state budget compromise as soon as possible. Many lawmakers spent the holiday weekend in their districts listening to constituents who are frustrated with the budget stalemate that has closed ma…
Minnesota Government Shutdown Hits Senior Services
A state hotline that helps seniors is one of many casualties in Minnesota's state government shutdown. The Senior Linkage Line is a resource for older people and their caregivers on things like finding housing options and untangling health insurance and drug plans. But callers now get a recordi…
Food Shelves Worry Shutdown Threatens Supply
The Minnesota government shutdown is threatening delivery of some 700,000 pounds of food due at the state food shelves in the next two months. Colleen Moriarty, executive director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, says the food comes from a federal program. Moriarty says its delivery depends on a singl…
Loggers In Court To Continue Timber Harvest
Loggers have gone to court in an attempt to keep harvesting timber in the wake of Minnesota's state government shutdown. Three members of the Minnesota Tiber Producers Association are asking a Koochiching County District Court judge to issue a temporary restraining order that would allow them …

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