Government restart: What's open? When?by Matt Sepic, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — STATE EMPLOYEES: Return to work Thursday.
STATE PARKS: Amenities open for day use as early as Friday, camping by Saturday in some parks.
Current overnight reservations will be honored at individual parks as they reopen. New reservations will not be accepted until July 26 at 8 a.m. The DNR's reservation system has a backlog of shutdown refunds that must be made to customers before new reservations can be accepted.
State parks that may require more time to reopen are Afton, Lake Bronson, Camden, Upper Sioux Agency, Flandreau, Blue Mounds, Wild River and St. Croix. Those parks sustained facility and tree damage that will take longer to clean up.
FISHING LICENSES: Online system up and running now.
DRIVER'S LICENSES: Everyone with a road test scheduled for Thursday and beyond can take it at the scheduled time. Anyone with a road test scheduled during the shutdown can now reschedule. Written tests can be taken beginning Thursday.
TAB AND PLATE RENEWALS: Online tab renewal and license plate services will be available beginning Thursday.
LICENSE REINSTATEMENTS: People who are eligible to have their driving privileges reinstated can visit a license center beginning Thursday afternoon.
REST STOPS: Open as soon as Saturday.
HISTORIC SITES: The 26 historic sites and museums operated by the Minnesota State Historical Society reopen Saturday, while the first Mill City Live concert at Mill City Museum will be held Thursday.
CANTERBURY PARK: Card casino opens 10 a.m. Thursday with simulcast racing at 11 a.m. and live racing at 7 p.m.
RUNNING ACES HARNESS PARK: Card room opens 10 a.m. Live racing returns Saturday.
RECREATION: The Legend and The Quarry golf courses at Giants Ridge will be ready for play on Saturday.
--- Associated Press contributed to this report