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  •  - Rest areas along I-35 in southern Minneosta are closed due to the state government shutting down after a failed budget deal

    Rest areas along I-35 in southern Minneosta are closed due to the state government shutting down after a failed budget deal

    Posted: 7/1/2011 4:15:22 PM EST
    Rest areas along I-35 in southern Minneosta are closed due to the state government shutting down on Friday going into the July 4 holiday after Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders failed to reach a budget deal in St. Paul, Minnesota Friday July 1, 2011. State parks and campgrounds have closed ahead of what is usually their busiest stretch of the year for the July 4 holiday, and dozens of highway rest stops were shut down for one of the biggest travel days of the year. REUTERS/Andy King (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 7/1/2011 1:35:57 AM EST
    Richard Aviles of Northfield, Minn., leads the chanting of demonstrators opposed to a state shutdown on the steps of the state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday morning June 30, 2011. A wide-ranging state government shutdown bore down on Minnesota on Thursday, threatening to shutter state parks on the brink of a holiday weekend and furlough thousands of workers if a budget deal wasn't struck by midnight. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Jeff Wheeler) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    Posted: 7/1/2011 1:35:54 AM EST
    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, center, House Speaker Kurt Zellers, left, and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch are seen through a window as they meet in the Governor's office at the state Capitol in St. Paul Thursday morning, June 30, 2011 to discuss the state budget impasse. A wide-ranging state government shutdown bore down on Minnesota on Thursday, threatening to shutter state parks on the brink of a holiday weekend and lay off thousands of workers if a budget deal wasn't struck by midnight. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    Posted: 7/1/2011 1:35:49 AM EST
    Demonstrators opposed to a state shutdown deliver signs to Sen. Amy T. Koch's office at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday morning, June 30, 2011.A wide-ranging state government shutdown bore down on Minnesota on Thursday, threatening to shutter state parks on the brink of a holiday weekend and furlough thousands of workers if a budget deal wasn't struck by midnight. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Jeff Wheeler) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    Posted: 6/30/2011 5:11:01 PM EST
    Michael Brodkorb, left, spokesman for the GOP Caucus, and Katharine Tinucci, the governors spokesperson, talks to the media outside the Governor's office on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in St. Paul, Minn. The operation of Minnesota state government would be restricted to critical functions in a shutdown that's less than two days away, a judge ruled Wednesday, raising the stakes as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders try to strike a budget deal that has eluded them for months (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz)
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    Posted: 6/30/2011 5:11:01 PM EST
    Attorney David Lillehaug, representing Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton talks to the media outside the Governor's office on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in St. Paul. The operation of Minnesota state government would be restricted to critical functions in a shutdown that's less than two days away, a judge ruled Wednesday, raising the stakes as Dayton and Republican legislative leaders try to strike a budget deal that has eluded them for months (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz)
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    Posted: 6/30/2011 2:51:03 PM EST
    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, center, House Speaker Kurt Zellers, left, and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch are seen through a window as they meet in the Governor's office at the state Capitol in St. Paul Thursday morning, June 30, 2011 to discuss the state budget impasse. A wide-ranging state government shutdown bore down on Minnesota on Thursday, threatening to shutter state parks on the brink of a holiday weekend and lay off thousands of workers if a budget deal wasn't struck by midnight. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    Posted: 6/30/2011 2:51:02 PM EST
    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, center, House Speaker Kurt Zellers, left, and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch are seen through a window as they meet in the Governor's office at the state Capitol in St. Paul Thursday morning, June 30, 2011 to discuss the state budget impasse. A wide-ranging state government shutdown bore down on Minnesota on Thursday, threatening to shutter state parks on the brink of a holiday weekend and lay off thousands of workers if a budget deal wasn't struck by midnight. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    Posted: 6/30/2011 2:51:01 PM EST
    Richard Aviles of Northfield, Minn., leads the chanting of demonstrators opposed to a state shutdown on the steps of the state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday morning June 30, 2011. A wide-ranging state government shutdown bore down on Minnesota on Thursday, threatening to shutter state parks on the brink of a holiday weekend and furlough thousands of workers if a budget deal wasn't struck by midnight. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Jeff Wheeler) MANDATORY CREDIT
  •  - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    Posted: 4/27/2011 12:59:08 PM EST
    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington April 8, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
  •  - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    Posted: 4/27/2011 12:59:08 PM EST
    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington April 8, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
  •  - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    Posted: 4/27/2011 1:03:24 AM EST
    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington April 8, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
  •  - A U.S. Capitol Police officer places a perimeter fence around the U.S. Capitol Police maintenance yard in Washington

    A U.S. Capitol Police officer places a perimeter fence around the U.S. Capitol Police maintenance yard in Washington

    Posted: 4/11/2011 9:24:08 PM EST
    A U.S. Capitol Police officer places a perimeter fence around the U.S. Capitol Police maintenance yard in Washington, April 11, 2011, where Washington Mayor Vincent Gray, along with 40 protesters, were being processed after their arrest on Capitol Hill while protesting the city's potential loss of funds for abortion services in the federal budget deal that averted a U.S. government shutdown. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Joyce Robinson-Paul protests in front of U.S. Capitol Police maintenance yard in Washington

    Joyce Robinson-Paul protests in front of U.S. Capitol Police maintenance yard in Washington

    Posted: 4/11/2011 9:22:15 PM EST
    Joyce Robinson-Paul protests in front of U.S. Capitol Police maintenance yard in Washington April 11, 2011, where Washington Mayor Vincent Gray, along with 40 protesters, were being processed after their arrested on Capitol Hill while protesting the city's potential loss of funds for abortion services in the federal budget deal that averted a U.S. government shutdown. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Protesters shout slogans in front of the U.S. Capitol Police maintenance yard in Washington

    Protesters shout slogans in front of the U.S. Capitol Police maintenance yard in Washington

    Posted: 4/11/2011 9:21:04 PM EST
    Protesters shout slogans in front of the U.S. Capitol Police maintenance yard in Washington April 11, 2011, where Washington Mayor Vincent Gray, along with 40 protesters, were being processed after their arrest on Capitol Hill while protesting the city's potential loss of funds for abortion services in the federal budget deal that averted a U.S. government shutdown. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Grandchildren of 9/11 fire fighters who perished in 2001, ride during the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington

    Grandchildren of 9/11 fire fighters who perished in 2001, ride during the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington

    Posted: 4/9/2011 12:52:30 PM EST
    Grandchildren of 9/11 fire fighters who perished in 2001, ride in the fire engine of the New York fire fighters during the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, April 9, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struck a last-minute budget deal on April 8 to narrowly avert a government shutdown that would have hit the economy, idled hundreds of thousands of government and contract workers, and closed major Washington attractions. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TRAVEL)
  •  - The Washington Cherry Blossom Festival Parade gets underway one day after congressional leaders narrowly averted a government shutdown

    The Washington Cherry Blossom Festival Parade gets underway one day after congressional leaders narrowly averted a government shutdown

    Posted: 4/9/2011 12:48:42 PM EST
    The Zodiac Cowboys wait in line for their turn to march in the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, April 9, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struck a last-minute budget deal on April 8 to narrowly avert a government shutdown that would have hit the economy, idled hundreds of thousands of government and contract workers, and closed major Washington attractions, such as the Cherry Blossom Festival. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY TRAVEL)
  •  - The Washington Cherry Blossom Festival Parade gets underway one day after congressional leaders narrowly averted a government shutdown

    The Washington Cherry Blossom Festival Parade gets underway one day after congressional leaders narrowly averted a government shutdown

    Posted: 4/9/2011 12:45:50 PM EST
    Spectators cheer and take photos of the Washington Capitals mascot (foreground right) during the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in the nation's capital April 9, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struck a last-minute budget deal on April 8 to narrowly avert a government shutdown that would have hit the economy, idled hundreds of thousands of government and contract workers, and closed major Washington attractions, such as the Cherry Blossom Festival. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
  •  - Tourists line up at the Washington Monument in the nations capital after US government shutdown is averted

    Tourists line up at the Washington Monument in the nations capital after US government shutdown is averted

    Posted: 4/9/2011 10:20:07 AM EST
    Tourists line up at the Washington Monument in the nation's capital April 9, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struck a last-minute budget deal on April 8 to narrowly avert a government shutdown that would have hit the economy and idled hundreds of thousands of government and contract workers, and closed major Washington attractions open to the public. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Janet Draper clears sidewalks on the Smithsonian park grounds in Washington

    Janet Draper clears sidewalks on the Smithsonian park grounds in Washington

    Posted: 4/9/2011 10:17:04 AM EST
    Janet Draperm a horticulturist for the Smithsonian, clears the Smithsonian park grounds in the nation's capital April 9, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struck a last-minute budget deal on April 8 to narrowly avert a government shutdown that would have hit the economy and idled hundreds of thousands of government and contract workers, and closed Washington attractions open to the public. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)