Government Shutdown Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 7/1/2011 9:50:56 AM EST
    Representative Paul Thissen and Senator Thomas Bakk speak with reporters at the Minnesota State Capitol on Thursday night June 30, 2011, as they wait in the Capitol for the government shutdown. The Minnesota state government shutdown at 12:01 a.m. CDT Friday July 1,2011. (AP Photo/Carlos Gonzalez/STAR TRIBUNE) -- MAGS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS AREA TV OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT --
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    Posted: 7/1/2011 9:50:56 AM EST
    Jessica Henriquez , along with 15-month-old son Tristan Henriquez, of Duluth, Minn., participate in a demonstration outside the Minnesota State Capitol Thursday, June 30, 2011 in St. Paul, Minn., as negotiations between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton continued in efforts to come to a budget agreement to avoid a government shutdown at midnight. Henriquez's parents are both state workers. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
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    Posted: 7/1/2011 9:50:56 AM EST
    Rep. Keith Downey, left, talks to Rep. Branden Petersen on the house floor on Thursday night June 30, 2011 as they await the government shutdown in the capitol in St. Paul, Minn. The Minnesota state government shutdown at 12:01 a.m. CDT Friday July 1,2011. (AP Photo/Carlos Gonzalez/STAR TRIBUNE) -- MAGS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS AREA TV OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT --
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    Posted: 7/1/2011 1:35:57 AM EST
    Michael Brodkorb, Senate Republican spokesman, updates reporters outside the governor's office Thursday, June 30, 2011 in St. Paul, Minn., where negotiations between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton continued throughout the day in efforts to come to a budget agreement to avoid a government shutdown at midnight. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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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 9:35:48 PM EST
    Michael Brodkorb, Senate Republican spokesman, gives an update to reporters outside the governor's office Thursday, June 30, 2011 in St. Paul, Minn., as negotiations between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton continued in efforts to come to a budget agreement to avoid a government shutdown at midnight. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
  •  - Signage advises campers of conditions at Tettegouche State Park north of Beaver Bay

    Signage advises campers of conditions at Tettegouche State Park north of Beaver Bay

    Posted: 6/30/2011 7:34:50 PM EST
    REFILE - CORRECTING SPELLING OF STATE PARK'S NAME Signage advises campers of conditions at Tettegouche State Park north of Beaver Bay, Minnesota, June 30, 2011. Minnesota's Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders were set to continue budget talks on Thursday hours before a possible state government shutdown at midnight. If they cannot agree on a budget by midnight on Thursday, or on an extension, all but the most critical Minnesota services will shut down for the first time since 2005, including state parks for the July 4 weekend. REUTERS/Eric Miller (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Park rangers erect a barricade to an entrance to Temperance River State Park near Lutsen

    Park rangers erect a barricade to an entrance to Temperance River State Park near Lutsen

    Posted: 6/30/2011 7:33:46 PM EST
    Park rangers erect a barricade to an entrance to Temperance River State Park near Lutsen, Minnesota, June 30, 2011. Minnesota's Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders were set to continue budget talks on Thursday hours before a possible state government shutdown at midnight. If they cannot agree on a budget by midnight on Thursday, or on an extension, all but the most critical Minnesota services will shut down for the first time since 2005, including state parks for the July 4 weekend. REUTERS/Eric Miller (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Signage advises campers of conditions at Tettegouche State Park north of Beaver Bay

    Signage advises campers of conditions at Tettegouche State Park north of Beaver Bay

    Posted: 6/30/2011 7:29:48 PM EST
    Signage advises campers of conditions at Tettegouche State Park north of Beaver Bay, Minnesota, June 30, 2011. Minnesota's Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders were set to continue budget talks on Thursday hours before a possible state government shutdown at midnight. If they cannot agree on a budget by midnight on Thursday, or on an extension, all but the most critical Minnesota services will shut down for the first time since 2005, including state parks for the July 4 weekend. REUTERS/Eric Miller (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Park rangers erect a barricade to an entrance to Temperance River State Park near Lutsen

    Park rangers erect a barricade to an entrance to Temperance River State Park near Lutsen

    Posted: 6/30/2011 7:23:03 PM EST
    Park rangers erect a barricade to an entrance to Temperance River State Park near Lutsen, Minnesota, June 30, 2011. Minnesota's Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders were set to continue budget talks on Thursday hours before a possible state government shutdown at midnight. If they cannot agree on a budget by midnight on Thursday, or on an extension, all but the most critical Minnesota services will shut down for the first time since 2005, including state parks for the July 4 weekend. REUTERS/Eric Miller (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Signage advises campers of conditions at Tettagoughe State Park north of Beaver Bay

    Signage advises campers of conditions at Tettagoughe State Park north of Beaver Bay

    Posted: 6/30/2011 7:20:41 PM EST
    Signage advises campers of conditions at Tettagoughe State Park north of Beaver Bay, Minnesota, June 30, 2011. Minnesota's Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders were set to continue budget talks on Thursday hours before a possible state government shutdown at midnight. If they cannot agree on a budget by midnight on Thursday, or on an extension, all but the most critical Minnesota services will shut down for the first time since 2005, including state parks for the July 4 weekend. REUTERS/Eric Miller (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Workers erect a "closed" sign over a highway rest stop sign near Hinckley

    Workers erect a "closed" sign over a highway rest stop sign near Hinckley

    Posted: 6/30/2011 3:27:48 PM EST
    Workers erect a "closed" sign over a highway rest stop sign near Hinckley, Minnesota, June 30, 2011. Minnesota's Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders were set to continue budget talks on Thursday hours before a possible state government shutdown at midnight. If they cannot agree on a budget by midnight on Thursday, or on an extension, all but the most critical Minnesota services will shut down for the first time since 2005, including state parks for the July 4 weekend. REUTERS/Eric Miller (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Workers erect a "closed" sign over a highway rest stop sign near Hinckley

    Workers erect a "closed" sign over a highway rest stop sign near Hinckley

    Posted: 6/30/2011 3:27:11 PM EST
    Workers erect a "closed" sign over a highway rest stop sign near Hinckley, Minnesota, June 30, 2011. Minnesota's Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders were set to continue budget talks on Thursday hours before a possible state government shutdown at midnight. If they cannot agree on a budget by midnight on Thursday, or on an extension, all but the most critical Minnesota services will shut down for the first time since 2005, including state parks for the July 4 weekend. REUTERS/Eric Miller (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
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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
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    Posted: 6/19/2011 2:16:02 PM EST
    In this June 8, 2011 photo, Crystal Morales and Derek Cloutier talk outside Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel in Minneapolis where they plan to hold their July wedding. However, their wedding location is potentially in jeopardy if there is a government shutdown in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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    Posted: 6/19/2011 2:15:58 PM EST
    In this June 8, 2011 photo, Crystal Morales and Derek Cloutier sit inside Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel in Minneapolis where they plan to hold their July wedding. However, their wedding location might be in jeopardy if there is a government shutdown in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


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