Minnesota government shuts down

State government halts, finger pointing starts
by Tom Scheck, Minnesota Public Radio
July 1, 2011

St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota state government shut down early Friday after budget talks broke down Thursday between Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders.

The shutdown leaves more than 20,000 Minnesotans out of work and others without state services.

The sticking point to negotiations late Thursday night was the same as it was at the start of the legislative session: taxes.

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