Short-term fixes end budget stalemate DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders are moving forward on a budget framework that relies heavily on one-time money and pushes a big part of the budget problem into the future.11:00 a.m.
Gov. Mark Dayton on the budget deal DFL Gov. Mark Dayton made the move that will likely end the state government shutdown by accepting a Republican budget offer -- with a few new conditions -- that he had initially rejected two weeks ago.12:00 p.m.