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August 3, 2011
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Nick's Bar and Grill in Ottertail is finally open for business, after being delayed by the Minnesota shutdown in July.
Nick's Bar and Grill open for business (finally)
August 3, 2011 - 3:00pm
July 24, 2011
Dayton was right that budget would bring pain
July 24, 2011 - 1:14pm
Back in business: Parks open, permits sold, lottery open
July 24, 2011 - 1:10pm
July 20, 2011
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Bob Dreger has only been on the job as Landmark Liquor's manager for a few days, but with shutdown-related issues he's had his hands full.
Landmark Liquor's new manager has exciting first few days on the job
July 20, 2011 - 3:00pm
Bonding bill deposits gifts around the state
July 20, 2011 - 11:11am
New state budget allows state workers to work
July 20, 2011 - 11:08am
Bars may buy alcohol again
July 20, 2011 - 11:05am
July 19, 2011
Special session starts today, shutdown ends soon
July 19, 2011 - 1:10pm
July 18, 2011
Closed Capitol, closed meetings, but no closed budget deal
July 18, 2011 - 8:59am
July 15, 2011
Monday is the target for Minnesota's special legislative session
July 15, 2011 - 2:24pm
July 14, 2011
Minnesota's budget negotiators stand grim-faced in front of the governor's office Thursday evening to announce a framework of a budget deal that could end the government shutdown. From left are House Speaker Kurt Zellers, Gov, Mark Dayton and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch. 

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Minnesota leaders announce budget deal 'framework'
July 14, 2011 - 5:50pm
Budget talks back on after Dayton drops tax hike
July 14, 2011 - 1:04pm
July 12, 2011
Don Davis/Forum Communications
Gov. Mark Dayton Monday says he sent a letter to legislative leaders asking that they consider one of four tax proposals, including raising taxes on alcohol or tobacco products, as a way to balance the state budget.
Dayton takes budget message around Minnesota
July 12, 2011 - 2:31pm
July 8, 2011
Political Notebook: Budget deal up to legislative leaders, governor
July 8, 2011 - 1:33pm
Shutdown could slow Wadena tornado recovery
July 8, 2011 - 1:25pm