Government Shutdown

Superior National Forest returning to normal

9:34 AM, Oct 19, 2013

Operations in the Superior National Forest are getting back to normal with the end of the federal government shutdown.

Season of uncertainty for stores

11:18 AM, Oct 18, 2013

Is Washington the Grinch who stole Christmas?

Obama says Americans are 'fed up' with Washington

12:18 PM, Oct 17, 2013

President Obama said Thursday there have been "no winners" in the government shutdown dispute, and lawmakers will have to work hard to regain the trust of Americans.

Short-term deal done, larger budget battle looms

8:57 AM, Oct 17, 2013

As the battle over the government shutdown and debt ceiling barreled toward a culminating point this week, President Obama stepped back from a debate that seemed to grow more chaotic by the day.

House worker melts down during budget vote

6:38 AM, Oct 17, 2013

A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote after she began shouting.

Congress sends gov't funding, debt bill to Obama

9:48 PM, Oct 16, 2013

Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's promised signature.

MN Lawmakers react to budget agreement

8:26 PM, Oct 16, 2013

Lawmakers scrambled into action as soon as the news broke that Senate Majority and Minority Leaders had reached an agreement to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

Senate votes to reopen gov't, avoid default

7:58 PM, Oct 16, 2013

The Senate has voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.

Obama thanks Senate for passing debt deal

7:57 PM, Oct 16, 2013

President Barack Obama is thanking Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate for passing a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a default.

Shutdown Day 16: The clock ticks on debt ceiling

6:34 AM, Oct 16, 2013

The nation is now one day away from a potentially disastrous default as the partial government shutdown begins Day 16. Financial markets are in wait-and-see mode as all eyes turn to the Senate.

Breaking down the debt ceiling

6:10 AM, Oct 16, 2013

If politicians say October 17 is the nation's breaking point, the people they serve have reached their breaking point long ago.

House shutdown plan fails; focus again on Senate

10:10 PM, Oct 15, 2013

It's apparently up to the U.S. Senate to fashion a compromise to reopen the government and avert a national default.

Corps of Engineers closes regulatory offices

6:13 PM, Oct 15, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it is closing its regulatory offices in Minnesota and Wisconsin because of the federal government shutdown.

House GOP pulls bill on debt, shutdown plan

5:34 PM, Oct 15, 2013

A House Republican effort to advance a plan to reopen government and avert an impending default collapsed late Tuesday when it became apparent that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, did not have the votes to pass it.

Shutdown Day 15: Five things you need to know

4:40 PM, Oct 15, 2013

Could a deal be near to end the partial government shutdown and avoid financial calamity? Day 15 of the shutdown on Tuesday could be a defining moment in the federal budget stalemate

Breaking down the debt ceiling deadline

6:06 AM, Oct 15, 2013

A deal is said to be in the works to end the government shutdown and head off a debt ceiling crisis, at least until early this winter.

Senators say debt, shutdown deal is near

8:30 PM, Oct 14, 2013

Senate leaders are hoping to secure a deal that can pass the House of Representatives. The Treasury Department has said the national debt ceiling must be raised by Thursday.

Deal reported 'closer' on shutdown, debt ceiling

4:10 PM, Oct 14, 2013

A scheduled meeting between President Obama and top congressional leaders has been postponed while negotiators grow closer to a deal  to avert default and end the government shutdown.

Shutdown Day 14: Five things you need to know

6:36 AM, Oct 14, 2013

The partial federal government shutdown begins Day 14 amid even greater anxiety. The nation could face its first-ever default if the debt ceiling is not raised by Thursday. Here's what you need to know on Monday, Oct. 14:

Shutdown, debt deal hangs on Senate leaders

10:25 PM, Oct 13, 2013

After several days of on again-off again negotiations at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, the fiscal crisis gripping Washington now hangs on whether two men can broker a deal: The Senate Republican and Democratic leaders.