Minnesota Public Radio coverage of the Minnesota budget negotiations.
Shutdown is mixed bag for tourism industry Minnesota's tourism industry is projected to lose millions of dollars for every week that state government remains shut down. But gauging the impact on tourism-related businesses depends on whom you ask.July 12, 2011
Religious leaders call for end to shutdown Leaders of several religious faiths gathered outside the State Capitol Tuesday to call for an end to the government shutdown, and to endorse a budget solution that includes new tax revenue.July 12, 2011
In St. Cloud, Dayton lays out budget impasse, shutdown Gov. Mark Dayton said he feels emboldened about his stand on the state budget after a Tuesday morning forum in St. Cloud, in which state residents and workers urged the governor and Republican leaders to compromise.July 12, 2011
Shutdown cutting off the flow of alcohol About 300 bars, restaurants and liquor stores around Minnesota are unable to buy alcohol right now because of the government shutdown. A court appointed referee overseeing the shutdown will take up their case today.July 12, 2011
Former finance commissioners explain budget and tax options The finance commissioners under GOP Gov. Arne Carlson and DFL Gov. Rudy Perpich answer questions about the wide range of government spending and tax options available to Gov. Dayton and the legislature. What are the biggest items, and how controversial are they?Midday, July 11, 2011
Idled Minn. public employees holding on -- for now Many of the 22,000 public employees out of work in Minnesota's budget impasse say they will manage to get through the extended layoff. But others
are looking for new jobs, creating the potential for a brain drain.July 10, 2011