The state government shutdown scuttled a Minnesota trade mission to China, but Gov. Mark Dayton plans to be in that part of the world in late September..
Minutes after Minnesota legislators passed that budget, Republican leaders were talking about making reforms throughout state government next year and saying that they think Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton will be an ally.
“Open” signs began to appear around Minnesota state government Thursday, with most functions expected to resume by early next week after a 20-day government shutdown.
It’s Christmas in July for Minnesota colleges and other state-owned facilities.
Minnesota state employees gradually head back to work beginning Thursday, ending one of the longest state government shutdowns in American history.