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Families Prepare To Stay Home If State Parks Close [AUDIO]

You'll have to put your next trip to a state park on hold, if the state government shuts down on Friday. All 66 of the state parks and six recreation areas will have to close.

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4 Days To Shutdown, No Budget Deal In Minnesota

Minnesota's elected officials have just four days to prevent a government shutdown, but they don't have a budget deal yet. A meeting between subject-area experts in health and welfare programs is scheduled on Monday.

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Dayton, Republicans End Budget Talks for the Day

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders have broken from a day's worth of budget negotiations as they try to head off a state government shutdown on July 1.

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Government Shutdown Would Disrupt Camping Vacations

A government shutdown could disrupt the July Fourth holiday for those planning to use Minnesota's 66 state parks and six recreation areas. More than 3,000 campsites have been reserved in state parks for the holiday weekend.

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Governor Mark Dayton
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Minnesota Judge – No To Dayton On Budget Mediation

A Ramsey County judge has denied Gov. Mark Dayton's request to order stalled budget talks into mediation. Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin ruled against the Democratic governor's request Thursday during a hearing expected to address the size and scope of a looming government shutdown.

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Supreme Court Dismisses GOP Senators’ Shutdown Lawsuit

Minnesota's highest court has dismissed a petition from four Republican state senators seeking to prevent the judicial branch from authorizing state spending in a government shutdown. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the matter properly belongs before a lower court.

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Minnesota Cities Ask Court To Keep State Aid Coming

Minnesota's cities are pushing to keep their state aid checks coming even if state government shuts down on July 1. The League of Minnesota Cities filed paperwork Wednesday arguing that the state should be required to keep paying aid to local governments. Cities have already built this year's budgets around the checks expected in July and December.

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West Metro Corridor Project (Photo by FlightFlash.com)
West Metro Corridor Project (Photo by FlightFlash.com)
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Stearns Looking To Keep West Metro Corridor Project Going Through Government Shutdown

We told you last week the West Metro Corridor project would stop if the state government shuts down. But, today Stearns County Highway Engineer Mitch Anderson told the county board they can't afford any delays in the project. He says they need to get it open to traffic by the scheduled date in November.

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John Pederson
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State Senator Pederson Says His Business Would Be Affected By Shutdown [AUDIO]

If the state government shuts down in two weeks, it won't be just state workers that will be affected. Private companies that work directly with state projects, such as road construction, will also be impacted. State Senator John Pederson of St. Cloud owns Amcon Block. He says he's been advising his workers to plan ahead.

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Government Warns Public Contractors Of Shutdown

The impact of shutting down Minnesota government would be felt far beyond the state work force. State officials have been warning thousands of outside contractors and vendors that their work and payments could come to an end soon.

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