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Secretary of State Mark Rtchie, left, and Gov. Mark Dayton sign budget bills into law Wednesday, putting 22,000 state employees back to work and spending $35.7 billion in the next two years. (Don Davis / Capitol Bureau)

Shutdown ends, but restart not immediate

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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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