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June 29, 2011
Judge keeps some executive branch work open in shutdown
June 29, 2011 - 11:20am
Under the watchful eye of the media, Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and House Speaker Kurt Zellers walk to the governor's office for Wednesday budget negotiations. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Last chance budget negotiations begin in silence
June 29, 2011 - 9:28am
June 28, 2011
Shutdown Notebook: Blame impasse on rookies
June 28, 2011 - 4:26pm
Retired judge Bruce Christopherson hears a case to keep courts open on Monday. On Tuesday, he ordered they should remain operating even if other parts of state government shut down on Friday. Pool photo by Richard Sennott
Court rules courts will stay open in shutdown
June 28, 2011 - 4:10pm
Gov. Mark Dayton leads DFL legislative leaders and key aides into budget talks Tuesday morning. Photo by Tom Olmscheid/ House Public Information Office
Three days to shutdown: secret talks and public sparring
June 28, 2011 - 10:27am
June 27, 2011
Ex-judge hears case for keeping courts open
June 27, 2011 - 5:14pm
Retired Judge Bruce Christopherson heard arguments Monday about keeping the courts functioning if the state has a shutdown. Pool photo by Richard Sennott
Minnesota budget talks back on
June 27, 2011 - 12:29pm
Shutdown looming, budget talks mysteriously break off
June 27, 2011 - 10:34am
June 24, 2011
Gov. Mark Dayton and Democdratic legislative leaders Friday morning walk to the beginning of what was described as a marathon bargaining session with a state budget deal as a goal. From left are Dayton, Sen. Tom Bakk of Cook and Rep. Paul Thissen of Minneapolis. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Marathon state budget talks begin
June 24, 2011 - 10:04am
Attorney General Lori Swanson, left, speaks with Solicitor General Alan Gilbert during the first legal hearing on the government shutdown Thursday at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul. Pool photograph by Jim Gehrz
Judge reluctant to make shutdown spending decisions
June 24, 2011 - 7:59am
June 23, 2011
Judge hears shutdown funding arguments
June 23, 2011 - 4:14pm
June 22, 2011
Gov. Mark Dayton listens to a reporter's question Wednesday after he rattled off a list of problems with Republican budget plans. With him is House Minority Leader Paul Thissen. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Dayton, GOP plan lock-in to negotiate budget
June 22, 2011 - 3:45pm
Dayton, GOP give up nothing, blame each other for shutdown
June 22, 2011 - 12:04pm
June 17, 2011
Dayton declares budget talks at impasse
June 17, 2011 - 12:51pm
June 15, 2011
Dayton seeks some continued services, budget mediation
June 15, 2011 - 9:42am