Rich Galen

The Legislature passed the requisite bills, but the Governor wouldn't sign them so most state employees were locked out of their offices and massive hardships - like Miller Beer had to be removed from stores because the company didn't renew its license before the shut-down - ensued.

The Governor and the Legislature have kissed and made up and gears of government in Minnesota are beginning to turn once again allowing state workers to go back to work and get Miller Beer back on store shelves where it belongs.

U.S. Government, NFL, NBA, Minnesota all locking out and all looking bad.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at