Shutdown ends, but restart not immediate
Gov. Mark Dayton this morning signed a two-year budget into law, ending a government shutdown and beginning a process of state employees returning to work and state services restarting.
In the governor's reception room, Dayton signed nine bills that fund various areas of government, much of which has been idled since he and Republican legislative leaders failed to agree on a new budget before the old one ended on June 30.
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