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Minnesota Lawmakers Drawing Up New Shutdown Rules

Having taken lumps over last summer's government shutdown, Minnesota lawmakers are considering ways to take the sting out of any future budget standoffs.

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Claims Filed For Work Lost During Shutdown

Claims against the state for interrupted road work during last summer's government shutdown are piling up. So far, 29 claims by highway contractors who lost work have been settled for $2 million.

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Minnesota Shutdown Costs Put at Nearly $60 Million

Minnesota budget officials say a 20-day government shutdown in July cost the state nearly $60 million but saved it about $65 million in salaries that weren't paid to state employees.

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State Report to Tally Price of Minnesota Shutdown

Was Minnesota's 20-day government shutdown a money saver or budget drain? The Department of Minnesota Management and Budget plans to answer that question Tuesday with a report detailing costs and savings during the July standoff.

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Tobacco Bonds in Minnesota Budget Come at Hefty Price

The budget deal that ended Minnesota's government shutdown relies heavily on $640 million borrowed against money from the 1998 tobacco settlement.

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Governor’s Office: State Workers Can Check Website for “Back to Work” Plans

The administration of Gov. Mark Dayton says state employees idled by the shutdown can check a state website to know what day to come back to work.

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Minnesota Historical Society To Reopen Sites Saturday

The Minnesota Historical Society plans to reopen its museums, historic sites and library to the public Saturday after the state government shutdown ends.

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Shutdown: Restarting Minnesota Government Will Take Time

Minnesota may soon have an end to its government shutdown, but re-starting the machinery of the state will probably take a few days.

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Dayton, GOP Announce Budget Agreement [VIDEO]

Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders emerged from a 3-hour negotiating session this afternoon to announce a budget agreement.  Here's what they had to say.

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Shutdown: DNR Leaves Mille Lacs Walleye Slot Limit Unchanged

The state government shutdown means the Department of Natural Resources won't be changing the walleye slot limit on Lake Mille Lacs this summer.

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