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September 29, 2016
Senate approves funding bill to avert government shutdown
September 29, 2016 - 11:32am
September 27, 2016
Stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown fails Senate procedural vote
September 27, 2016 - 4:45pm
May 23, 2015
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announces Saturday that he vetoed spending bills for several state agencies. A special legislative session will be needed to finish the state budget. (FORUM NEWS SERVICEDon Davis)
With more budget vetoes, shutdown preparations begin
May 23, 2015 - 6:55pm
October 17, 2013
U.S. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., addresses reporters about the partial government shutdown. Also pictured is Sen. Heidi Heidkamp, D-N.D.  Reuters photo
Most in Washington are hopeful deal will lead to better results down road
October 17, 2013 - 11:42pm
An unidentified man crosses Pennsylvania Avenue near the Justice Department. After 16 days of being off the job, thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work Thursday on the heels of a temporary government deal that allows the U.S. to borrow above the $16.7 trillion limit. AP Photo/Cliff Owen
Federal employees back to work as government reopens
October 17, 2013 - 11:37pm
October 16, 2013
Letter: Oh, for enlightened voters!
October 16, 2013 - 5:00am
Letter: Foolish faith in government
October 16, 2013 - 5:00am
October 15, 2013
Senate takes command of default talks, as House GOP balks at deal
October 15, 2013 - 11:49pm
Letter: Who’s representing us?
October 15, 2013 - 1:00am
October 14, 2013
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., is surrounded by reporters as he walks to the Senate floor after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., in his office on Capitol Hill on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in Washington. The Senate's top two leaders both expressed optimism Monday that they were closing in on an agreement to prevent a national financial default and reopen the government after a two-week partial shutdown. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Reid, McConnell optimistic on debt-shutdown deal
October 14, 2013 - 1:45pm
Federal workers demonstrate for an end to the U.S. government shutdown on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Senate seeks deal to avoid U.S. default as time runs short
October 14, 2013 - 10:43am
October 8, 2013
Obama says GOP must end threats on fiscal impasse
October 8, 2013 - 10:51pm
October 7, 2013
U.S. remains in fiscal deadlock, but glimmer of hope emerging
October 7, 2013 - 11:40pm
October 6, 2013
The sign outside Highland Apartments on Becker Avenue Southeast in Willmar is pictured. Monthly payments to area landlords that subsidize low-income tenants could be put at risk if the partial government shutdown continues for a significant period of time. More than 40 families in Willmar receive subsidies from their landlords through the HRA. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Partial federal shutdown puts payments to landlords for low-income tenants at risk
October 6, 2013 - 11:28pm
October 5, 2013
Editorial: Congress members should all donate their pay
October 5, 2013 - 3:00am