The shutdown blog is ... shut down!

Posted at 5:00 PM on July 20, 2011 by Paul Tosto (3 Comments)

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The fishing licenses are selling. The ponies are ready to run. And the beer never stopped flowing.

Our work is done.

We launched the shutdown blog June 23 as way for you to keep up quickly on the state budget impasse. We took you to the moment of shutdown and then grinded it out through today, delivering as much information as we could.

With the shutdown officially ended, we're putting the blog to pasture and shaving off the official shutdown beard.

Please check out MPR's fine Capitol View blog for stories on the efforts to restart state government.

We posted a ton the past four weeks -- and got a ton of great responses and questions from readers and listeners. You made the coverage better. Thanks.


Comments (3)

Thanks to you, Paul, and all the other fine MPR'ers for the excellent coverage. During the shutdown (and the shutdown blog's existence), MPR and this blog was my constant source for information.

The morning didn't start until I visited Capitol View, the Shutdown Blog, and NewsCut. Then it was off to all the other MPR news...and regular visits throughout the day.

Thanks again!

Posted by Mike | July 20, 2011 7:21 PM


Mike, much obliged!

Posted by Paul / MPR | July 20, 2011 7:46 PM


You all did a great job covering the state government shutdown. Thanks for the hard work, long hours, and dedication.

Posted by Doug | July 21, 2011 10:02 PM


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