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July 6, 2011
Lawmakers pessimistic about quick shutdown end
July 6, 2011 - 5:56pm
Gov. Mark Dayton tells reporters on Tuesday that he will continue meeting with Republican leaders in an attempt to end a budget impasse and end a state government shutdown. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Budget talks resume with agreement to talk more
July 6, 2011 - 8:18am
July 5, 2011
Tourists often can be seen roaming the Minnesota Capitol, but most of the Capitol is quiet due to a government shutdown. Some state employees and the media have access to the building during the shutdown. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Government shutdown Day 5: talks to resume
July 5, 2011 - 10:50am
July 2, 2011
Quiet Minnesota Capitol, quiet state government
July 2, 2011 - 6:18am
July 1, 2011
Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday night blames Republicans for a government shutdown because they refused to allow a tax increase on the best-earning Minnesotans. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Political differences lead to state shutdown
July 1, 2011 - 7:46am
June 30, 2011
House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch walk into the governor's office Thursday morning for a final day of negotiations to avoid a government shutdown. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Lawmakers, demonstrators fill Capitol as possible shutdown looms
June 30, 2011 - 10:39am
Shutdown ruling 'no soft landing'
June 30, 2011 - 8:20am
Shutdown chances increase as budget talks break up late
June 30, 2011 - 8:15am
June 29, 2011
Shutdown info: Dayton list of what to keep open, what to close
June 29, 2011 - 11:26am
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