Minnesota Government Back Open After 20 Day Shutdown
More than 20,000 state employees return to work today in Minnesota, after nearly 3 weeks without work while the government was shutdown. Government agencies closed their doors after lawmakers couldn't agree on a state budget. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed the new budget Wednesday afternoon. The state is looking into what can be restored immediately and what others may take time to get back up and running. Traffic cameras and freeway incident response trucks will be back today, but other services may take some time to be back on schedule. The shutdown was the nation's longest in 10 years. It closed state parks and historic sites and put many services on hold.