Lawmakers End MN Shutdown

You see how it's done, Washington? After a two-week state shutdown, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislators have finally reached a deal to get government running again. The move came after Dayton offered to accept the budget that Republicans offered in late June, but he added certain conditions. Dayton said he would accept the budgets if Republicans would agree to a $500 million bonding bill and if they would offer to take policy issues and state job cuts off the table. Dayton said the shutdown would be over, “very soon, within days.”