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July 6, 2011
Minn. budget talks produce only agreement to talk more
July 6, 2011 - 12:00am
July 3, 2011
Where have all the campers gone?
July 3, 2011 - 2:17pm
Minnesota Zoo reopens despite government shutdown
July 3, 2011 - 1:09pm
July 2, 2011
Barricades prevent drivers from going in front of the closed Minnesota Capitol. The building is locked until a new state budget is passed. (Don Davis/Forum Communications Co.)
Quiet Capitol, quiet government
July 2, 2011 - 12:00am
Local residents expect both sides to compromise to achieve state budget
July 2, 2011 - 12:00am
Tyler Smith of Willmar holds his winning lottery tickets that he couldn't cash in Friday morning. He knew he couldn't buy tickets during the shutdown but had thought he may be able to cash in a winner. (Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf)
Effects of Minnesota shutdown already felt in Willmar
July 2, 2011 - 12:00am
July 1, 2011
Share your Minnesota shutdown story
July 1, 2011 - 11:19am
The State Operated Services Dental Clinic on Technology Drive in Willmar had a closed sign posted on its door Friday morning.
July 1: A new day and another Minn. government shutdown
July 1, 2011 - 10:50am
Visitors to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in Willmar were met by this sign Friday morning announcing the office closing until further notice.
State shutdown prompts political blame game in Minnesota
July 1, 2011 - 9:03am
Jim Uphoff, left, unplugs his camper and talks with Sibley State Park Assistant Manager Gary Bullemer briefly before leaving the state park near New London. The camper belonging to Jim and Audrey Uphoff of St. Joseph was the last to leave just before the park closed Thursday afternoon in preparation for the state shutdown which began at midnight. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
No deal: Shutdown talk becomes reality in Minnesota
July 1, 2011 - 8:00am
June 30, 2011
Updated: Falk won't accept salary during shutdown, Vogel and Urdahl to accept salary while Gimse is undecided
June 30, 2011 - 11:00am
Minn. shutdown looms as budget talks break up late
June 30, 2011 - 12:00am
Justin Barrientos, 15, from left, Cole Christensen, turning 15 on July 3, and Brandon Engelkes, 14, discuss Wednesday the possible shutdown of state government. The driver's education students in a Willmar Community Education and Recreation Department class conducted at the Willmar Middle School would be prevented from taking a permit test if the state shuts down. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Minn. shutdown would stall drivers in training
June 30, 2011 - 12:00am
Minn. shutdown would cripple job programs for at-risk youths
June 30, 2011 - 12:00am
West central Minn. lawmakers holding onto slim hope for last-minute deal
June 30, 2011 - 12:00am